Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Rodeo chaps - Page

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.

To obtain permission or to purchase a reproduction, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at 785-272-8681, ext. 117 or reference@kshs.org. See the Copyright and Permission FAQ for more information.

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
Date: 1963

Bookbag Share Print

Rodeo chaps - 1 Rodeo chaps - 2

Rodeo chaps - 1

Item Number: 221670
KSHS Identifier: 1988.13.1

Copyright © 2007-2015 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.