Women, Frontier Days in Pacifica

Women as well as men enjoyed Frontier Days in Pacifica. Photo courtesy Pacifica Historical Society

Life on the Coastside has long had an element of horses and horsemanship. Formal recognition of this was called “Western Days” held in October at the Linda Mar Shopping Center in 1962 (and perhaps somewhat earlier).  

By 1964, the event was renamed “Frontier Days” and shifted to Saddletown, in northeast Linda Mar, with a modest rodeo that included a junior gymkhana, greased pig scrambles for ages 8 and under, two-man horse relays, steer team roping, barrel racing, and a rescue race.

The Calera Creek rodeo arena

The Calera Creek rodeo arena was a sign that Frontier Days was growing through the 1960s and ’70s. File photo.

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