All materials on Kansas Memory are made available for noncommercial educational and research purposes only. It is the patron's responsibility to request and obtain permission from both the image and copyright owner(s) to use materials.
Rodeo chaps made of green- and cream-colored naugahyde and decorated with metal conchos. The appliqued letters "FHR" stand for "Flint Hills Rodeo." The legs are padded with foam rubber. Gerald Roberts made these pick-up man's chaps, in 1963, for the Flint Hills Rodeo. As Gerald's workmanship became fashionable among the rodeo crowd, he and wife Pat started a company called Chap-Parel. Operating out of their Abilene home beginning in 1964, Gerald and Pat sold custom-made rodeo and working chaps and other riding accessories for a number of years.
Creator: Roberts, Gerald, 1919-2004
Item Number: 221670
KSHS Identifier: 1988.13.1
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Cowboys
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Rodeos
Date - 1960s - 1963
Objects and Artifacts - Personal Artifacts - Clothing - Clothing, Outerwear - Chaps
Places - Cities and towns - Strong City
Places - Counties - Chase
Places - Regions - Flint Hills
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts