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Claude Henry "Red" Walker

Red Walker was born December 10, 1928 near Salado, Texas and started his RCA Rodeo career in 1946 at the age of 17.

Two of Red’s cowboy traveling buddies were Cotton Proctor and Harold Watson, both of Belton. Red made a lot of the rodeos such as the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show and Houston Rodeo. In fact, Red rode a bull at the Houston Rodeo and made $1,800 for the ride.

Red had a brother, Bill Walker, who was also a good cowboy and they both worked rodeos all over the country, especially the ones produced by Tri- Bell Rodeo Stock of Belton.

Red’s best years were: 1954-1957. During this period he won a total of $3,877.00 in bareback and bull riding. 1954, while he was still traveling a lot, $822.00. In 1955 he placed in bareback riding four times, and bull riding only twice. In 1956 he placed in bareback four times but only once in bull riding, and in 1957 Red placed three times in bareback. In 1959 at the Kowbell in Mansfield, Texas a bull ran his horn through the muscle on his left arm. Red nearly lost his arm.