2006 Stock Show IV / Grand Champion Steer

Julia Kanellos, official historian for the Brown Palace Hotel, talks to Ryan Warner about the curious tradition of displaying the Stock Show's grand champion steer in the stately lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel.The tradition began in 1945 when a rancher who later would become Governor decided his two prize bulls deserved to be seen in the city's finest hotel.

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