Colorado Experience: Nation Western Stock Show

About This Episode


On a warm day in an otherwise blustery and cold January 1906, the first "Western Live Stock Show" opened in Denver under a circus tent. The event welcomed thousands of stockmen from all across the American West to show-off their animals and trade stock. Discover how the Stock Show has grown into a state treasure and symbol of Colorado's deep agricultural roots.

Colorado Experience is is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado.