CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A piece of the Calgary Stampede’s past has returned home.
A poster from the 1930 event had been missing for several years, until now.
Darlene Mowatt said she had the poster in her basement.
“I heard it on the radio one day, about six months ago, that the 1930 was missing,” said Mowatt. “So I went downstairs where I had it hanging and I said ‘that’s the one.'”
Mowatt said she received the poster from her brother-in-law, who was a rancher and he had it rolled up in his barn.
The Stampede put out a plea for several years offering a $1000 dollar reward.
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Stampede Board Chair and President Dana Peers said he is ecstatic to have this piece of history back.
“This is a terrific point in time for us, I’m a history buff, I love the Calgary Stampede history and to have this item is really quite something,” said Peers.
The Stampede’s historical specialist, Christine Leppard, said she wondered if the poster even existed.
“I was at the point where I wasn’t sure that they even printed a poster in 1930. It has been so long that we have been looking for this,” said Leppard.
The Stampede is still missing posters from 1922 and 1926 and is offering $1000 dollars for each poster.