SANTA MARIA, Calif.- -

A longtime Central Coast tradition returned to Santa Maria on Saturday.  The Elks Rodeo is about one month away.

Peter Sterling, queen contest chairman, said “ This is the 71st year of  the rodeo and I think the queen contest started about three years after the rodeo, they go hand in hand.”

While organizers were looking for something to show at the 2014 queen court reveal they came across a 1951 scrapbook.

The queen in 1951 was Bobbi Lee Davis. She was a television personality at KCOY.

The 2014 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen candidates are; Lilian Aceves, Camille Butler, America Cardenas, Johna Emerick and Megan Ann Morgan.