St. Paul Rodeo Association
The small farm community of St. Paul, Oregon with a population under 400, is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, 20 miles from Salem, the State Capital, and 30 miles southwest of Portland. The area for 20 square miles around St. Paul is some of the most fertile irrigated farm land in the country. Farmers raise a great diversity of crops here including grasses, grains, nursery, hops, fruits and vegetables.
It was in this setting in 1935 that eight local farmers and businessmen conceived the idea for the St. Paul Rodeo. These eight originators were Bill Smith, Ray Manegre, John McKillip, Carl Smith, Maurice Smith, Jim Gooding, Ralph Butts, and Ed Unger.
Whom to Contact
- Bill Smith