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But at last year's centennial event, the Stampede truly tested the limits of its fryers. Organizers applied a crucial test to several items every cowboy must have. The question: will it fry?
One test subject was a belt buckle.
The result: a fashion statement that's hotter than boiling grease. Creating the real cowboy look, however, required a nice, battered boot. Once again, the Stampede delivered.
To top it all off, of course stampeders needed to see how a deep fried cowboy hat would turn out.
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Whether you're chewing rubber or pie this year stampeders, don't forget the pickle juice shooter to wash it all down.