Eisenhower lassoed during 1953 inauguration

The weirdest U.S. presidential inauguration?

During Dwight Eisenhower's 1953 inauguration

America's infatuation with on-screen cowboys was at its peak

Rodeo rider and movie star Montie Montana

was included in the swearing-in ceremony

Montana rode up to the inaugural parade stand

and lassoed Eisenhower in front of the crowd

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