Cowboys have a long history of enjoying dancing. In West Texas alone, ranches in the late 1800s took turns holding winter dances “when ranch activities slackened a bit.”

This year marked Cheyenne’s 73rd annual western celebration—Frontier Days; and “Old Cheyenne,” as the Wyoming town is known to many cowboys, really drew contestants and spectators alike. Weeks ahead of the July 22-27 dates, all hotel and motel rooms were sold out for Frontier Days.