Item #5821 Rick for Mr. Cowboy ‘72

Rick for Mr. Cowboy ‘72

San Francisco: The Covered Wagon Saloon, 1972. Offset flyer. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Stylistically burned at edges; near fine. Item #5821

Campaign flyer promoting Rick for the Covered Wagon’s title of Mr. Cowboy 1972. The Covered Wagon Saloon was a gay bar and venue for punk and dance shows for decades in San Francisco. Their annual Cowboy Jamboree garnered a packed house with attendees and contestants all dressed in cowboy attire, sponsored by various local bars and establishments. The 1972 Jamboree was held on Saturday April 29, and saw 23 contestants vying for the title, three of whom rode horses straight into the bar. Unfortunately, Rick did not win the contest in 1972; the title went to Ken Rector, a bartender at Bachelor Club, amidst some controversy surrounding the vote.