The gate receipts were almost doubled by the cost of putting on the show and an automobile had to be raffled off to help pay the bills.
They went back to a simple, locally-staged bucking contest in 1916, but there were only two entries, a man whose last name was Breshears and Max Philpot.
The Nampa Leader-Herald gave this account: “Philpot made a spectacular ride, but was thrown twice. However, the horse that threw him also made Breshears to pull leather. The other horse was ridden by both boys so the judges divided the purse between them.”
In April of 1917, the United States entered World War I and this interesting note was found in the newspaper concerning the Harvest Festival in September: