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Property Name Head Lettuce Day--Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo Grounds
Reference Number 16000758
State Colorado
County Chaffee
Town Buena Vista
Street Address 2001 Gregg Dr.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/7/2016
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The 1940 Head Lettuce Day/Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo Grounds are locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Entertainment/Recreation for its association with the annual rodeo, an important Buena Vista and regional sporting and entertainment event and celebration recognizing the area's ranching roots. The grounds are also significant under Criterion A in the area of Social History as a project undertaken by the Work Projects Administration to provide work for the unemployed during the Great Depression. The resource is also locally significant under Criterion C in the area of Architecture as an example of an early twentieth-century rodeo grounds planned and constructed by the WPA and featuring a WPA Rustic grandstand, a half-mile racetrack, and corrals.

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