FAMOUS COWBOYS IN GILA COUNTY, AZ
In 1884 the sport of Rodeo was born in Arizona's Rim Country and has never missed a year since that time. Some of the world's most famous cowboys and cowgirls got their start at the Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo. Listed below are some of the early contributors to what is now the longest running rodeo in the World. For more information about this year's rodeo - click here .
Gila County was also known for being a pretty rough area and because it was so isolated, some of the most deadly outlaws would hold up in this area to hide from would-be pursuers. Below you will find some pretty well-known names who all had ties to Gila County at some point of time in their lives.