Mesquite Championship Rodeo
In 1958, Texas cowboy Neal Gay and PRCA world all-around champion Jim Shoulders got together to form the Mesquite Rodeo. Local cowboys and an occasional non-Texan came each week to test themselves.
Before long, people began to fill the stands. Fans still travel there today, packing the stands at what is now called Resistol Arena, one of the finest indoor rodeo facilities in the country.