W. Coburn meets his hero, Kid Curry

By Robert Lucke

Headline might read, "Coburn can't go to the Malta Rodeo but meets his Hero."

It was July 3, 1901. The Coburn ranch just north east of the Little Rocky Mountains was bustling with summer chores.

Wallace Coburn, about age 15, was trying to figure how he could get to the Fourth of July Rodeo in Malta a day early.

Wallace Coburn was the youngest of the Coburn children. He lived with his mother and father in Great Falls where he went to school but when school was out he was on the train to Malta, then to the Coburn ranch where he spent his summers and loved every minute of it.


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