2004 General Chairman – Al O’Brien
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Welcome to the Mother Lode Roundup!
Isn’t it great to be a part of Tuolumne County’s richest continuous family tradition.This classic Mother’s Day weekend event has been staged in historic Sonora, California for 48 years. This year marks the 57th anniversary of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse who has produced the Round-Up in a rewarding partnership with the Tuolumne County business community.
Because of the generous support of the local business community, local government and law enforcement entities, and the hard work of the posse men, their families and many, many volunteers, the Round-Up has grown into one of the finest spring rodeos and celebration in California. Every year over 350 of pro rodeo’s finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to this event. Saturday’s parade is recognized as the second largest parade for entries in California. (Second only to the Rose Parade in Pasadena) Over 50,000 visitors are drawn every year to the Tuolumne County Round-Up weekend, making it an event not to be missed.The Round-up has always been respected as one of California’s finest yearly events.
The Mother Lode Round-Up is a traditional American family event, and hometown reunion that celebrates and pays tribute to our regional agricultural heritage, and the people in our County’s past that kept this special event alive. Most of all everyone looks forward to a fun, great time celebrated during the beautiful spring season in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This event is the reminder of memories of simpler times and rodeo as it used to be. Break out your boots and Stetsons and celebrate Mother’s Day with us “Round-Up” style.
Thanks to all the Posse families for making the 2004, 48th annual, another Round-up to remember.
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom Patricia O’Brien. Love to Lisa, Molly, Paige, and Libby.
Round-Up General Chairman
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse