Vintage Movie Shows Wyoming Cutter Races from the 1950’s
If you've never heard of Wyoming's cutter races, this is basically our version of chariot races. There's a vintage movie that shows some old-school cutter races in Wyoming dating back to the mid-1950's.
If you're not familiar with Baggs, it's in extreme southern Wyoming south of Rawlins. It's practically Colorado.
Cutter races in Wyoming are still very much a thing. Jackson Hole has their annual cutter races in mid-February according to the Jackson Hole website. This is encouraging for cutter racing fans as Jackson Hole News and Guide said the races were canceled a couple years ago due to lessening interest.
The Facebook page for the cutter races in Afton appear that their events are still happening, too.
This vintage video is definitely a throwback to a different time. Sure would be a shame for a Wyoming tradition to disappear. Perhaps video shares like Frank's will remind the current generation of how special this part of Wyoming can be.