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Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum

Beginning in July of 1930, a group of men known as the 20-30 Club organized a three-day rodeo called the Meteor City Roundup. They dressed like gamblers and gunslingers, and stirred up the town as best they could. In this publicity photo taken in 1932, some of Winslow’s more prominent local businessmen struck a pose to advertise the event. On the far left is Napoleon Warren Chilson, better known as “Boss” Chilson, who owned the 2,000-acre Bar-T-Bar Ranch. To the far right at the same table is the late Judge John P. Clark. For more information on Winslow’s history, visit