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#ThrowbackThursday: Rodeo legend 'Freckles' Brown signs autographs in 1969

Champion bull rider Warren Granger "Freckles" Brown autographs a promotional flier in December 1969 at an Oklahoma City shopping center. Brown was among the competitors at the Nationals Final Rodeo, which was being held at State Fair Arena. Brown had made rodeo history in 1967 when he successfully rode the previously unbeaten bull Tornado. [RON HILL/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
Champion bull rider Warren Granger "Freckles" Brown autographs a promotional flier in December 1969 at an Oklahoma City shopping center. Brown was among the competitors at the Nationals Final Rodeo, which was being held at State Fair Arena. Brown had made rodeo history in 1967 when he successfully rode the previously unbeaten bull Tornado. [RON HILL/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

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Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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