HUMBOLDT — When a cowboy festival unfolds with a trail ride Friday and festivities in downtown Humboldt Saturday, the seed that grew into the event was planted 50 years ago.
“I have a photo,” Delbert Shields said Tuesday, his 54th birthday, “that shows me when I was 4 or 5 sitting with my feet up and cowboy boots on. I was wearing a cowboy hat and a cowboy shirt.
“I can’t remember ever not having an interest in cattle and cowboying.”
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