South Jersey’s beloved Cowtown Rodeo land receives federal funds

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS – Cowtown defies modern stereotypes. Founded in 1929 and run by five generations of the Harris family, the weekly rodeo show boasts everything from bull riding, to mutton busting and attracts thousands to rural Salem County all summer long.

“You know, no one would believe that the longest active rodeo in the United States of America is in New Jersey,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney.

“Such an iconic property. And I always liked the slogan, ‘Cowtown: Often imitated, never equaled,’” said Greg Romano, assistant director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation …

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