The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee on Thursday named its new chairmen for the 128th Daddy of 'em All.

Doug Finch will head up the Grounds Committee, Byron Mathews will oversee the Operations Committee, and Shellie Hardsocg will be in charge of the Public Relations Committee.

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Finch is the CEO at Finch Enterprises, Inc. and has volunteered on the Grounds Committee for 17 years.

He was inducted into the HEELS in 2017 and has also served on the Board of Directors for four years.

Mathews is the State Fire Marshal and Director of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety.

He previously worked with Cheyenne Fire Rescue for 24 years, serving as a firefighter through the ranks of Division Chief, and has been involved with CFD for 20 years with the Parades Motorized Division.

Hardsocg is a special educator at Laramie County School District #1 and has been a volunteer on the Public Relations Committee since 1993 and a committee lead for nine years.

She was nominated PR Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and inducted into the HEELS in 2013.

The General Committee is comprised of a general chairman and nine committee chairmen who oversee the operation of the individual committees.

In most cases, each chairman serves a three-year term.

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LOOK: VIntage Postcards Showing-Off Cheyenne Frontier Days Through the Years

Postcards have been a thing since the mid-1800s. Sending pictures and short messages on card-stock paper to friends and families really took off in the first half of the 20th century. While not quite as popular today, they still exist, and collecting postcards even has a special name, Deltiology.

Postcards were made for a lot of things, like vacation destinations and events. Cheyenne Frontier Days was the source of many. On the auction site eBay we found a lot of vintage postcards with fascinating pictures of Cheyenne and the Daddy of 'Em All.

 

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