Deserted Icons: Frontier Days Important Bonanza for Cheyenne
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Frontier Days has been held for 123 straight years. The organizers are holding out hope the event scheduled for July won't be interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The event is a financial bonanza for Wyoming's capital city. The 10-day event drew more than 262,000 spectators last year with a mix of rodeo events, musical acts, food and carnival rides. It's known as the “Daddy of 'em all” and brought in nearly $28 million in 2019. The festival has helped put Cheyenne on the map and led quite a few big-name country artists to mention the city in songs.