Waimea rodeo on new year’s day! 1909.

The Boys of Waimea.

On New Year’s day, held at Waimea, Hawaii, was a steer roping contest between Ikua Purdy, Thomas Lindsey [Kamaki Lindsay], Kaaua, Jack Low, and some other expert [kaea] at lasso throwers of that cold land; there were some 20 or more of them, and the victory went to Ikua Purdy, the champion lassoer of the world. He roped his steer, put it to the ground, and tied it in 47 seconds. It fell 2 seconds to his performance in the same event at Cheyenne last August. After him was Kamaki Lindsay. His time was 57 seconds.

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 1/15/1909, p. 2)

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Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke VII, Helu 3, Aoao 2. Ianuari 15, 1909.

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