Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Local cowboy to be inducted into Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame on Friday

There is no debate. He could do it all when it comes to rodeo and did.That was more than five decades ago. However, old timers still remember Marvin Dunbar and now generations to come will know about him.The Logan native will be inducted into the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame on Friday in Ogden at Union Station, posthumously. “The committee for the Cowboy Hall of Fame was amazed at what Marv did,” said Don Dunbar, his son. “He was a saddle bronc rider, a bareback bronc rider, a bull rider, a bull dogger, a calf roper, he could head or heal (team roping), a barrel racer, a trick rider, a trick roper, rodeo clown, pick up man, judge and arena announcer. He really was a jack of all trades. ... Oh, Marv was amazing.”Marvin was a charter member of a cowboy association that evolved into the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). He was the all-around champion cowboy for Utah for seven years running. The Hall of Fame states “He was proficient in all eight rodeo events.”
The Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will induct six new members in the 2016 class. Joining Dunbar are Don Kennington, Mary Shaw-Drake, Norman “Shorty” Thompson, Kenneth Woolstenhulme and Cody Wright...more

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