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The well-told story of Freckles Brown and Tornado

by Alan Herzberger Modified: February 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm •  Published: December 18, 2011
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We put together another nDepth – Stories of the Ages piece for Sunday. It’s called, “The Ride,” and it focuses on the most famous “Eight Seconds in Rodeo History” when Freckles Brown stayed atop Tornado in 1967.

The story appeared on the front page of The Oklahoman on Sunday and was featured prominently on NewsOK.

I’m no rodeo aficionado, but I really enjoyed this piece by contributor Ron J. Jackson Jr.

I spoke on the phone this morning with a true rodeo fan who said he was there that night in 1967. He said that Jackson had “everything right” in his accounts and that it was a “great article.”

I agree. Reading the story of Freckles Brown and Tornado is worth the time. If you haven’t read it yet, do so today.

And make darn sure you take the handful of minutes to watch the great video, narrated by Bryan Painter and Doug Sauter.



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by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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