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Tuesday declared ‘Dress Western Day’ in Denver

Rocky Mountain News
Denver, CO Colorado
Darin McGregor/Rocky Mountain NewsMark Henderson, a rancher from Deer Trail, Colo., stands in the middle of 17th Avenue in downtown Denver. Henderson is one of the cowboys in town for the National Western Stock Show.

DENVER, Colorado ” Giddyup Denverites and take your Stetsons and cowboy boots out of the closet tomorrow.

Mayor John Hickenlooper has declared Tuesday “Dress Western Day” in Denver in honor of the National Western Stock Show’s annual Downtown Denver Parade.

“The National Western Stock Show is a signature event that showcases our Western heritage,” Hickenlooper said in a statement. “The parade, in particular, is a favorite, time-honored tradition. We encourage city employees and other residents of the region to get into the Stock Show spirit by dressing Western for the day.”

The parade, which includes a Texas Longhorn cattle drive, begins at Denver’s Union Station at noon and trots up 17th Street.

Before the parade, at 11:30 a.m., there’s a barbecue in the atrium of the Wells Fargo Building. The barbecue is open to the public.

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