THE HISORY OF SADDLE TRAMPS

SADDLE TRAMPS WAS FOUNDED

1936

The Saddle Tramps were organized in the fall of 1936 by
Head Cheerleader Arch Lamb. Lamb, who later became a
Lubbock County Commissioner, had been out of school
for four years before entering Texas Tech in 1934. During
his years at Tech, he lived in West Hall where he
operated a shoeshine stand in addition to working in the
Tech Creamery. Without his knowledge, the men of his
residence hall nominated him for Head Cheerleader,
despite the fact that he had no cheerleading experience.
He was twenty-three years of age when he was elected.
It was obvious that he was completely interested in
Texas Tech and was the best man for the job.

20,000 TREES PLANTED ON CAMPUS

1938

The Saddle Tramps rallied students, and supervised the planting of 20,000 trees on campus

BAND UNIFORMS

1978

The Saddle Tramps raised money in order to purchase the first forty band uniforms by selling tickets to a band concert.

151,000 BALOONS

1978

In the fall of 1978, the Saddle Tramps,
along with other student organizations, broke the world
record at the time for outdoor balloon release by
dispersing 151,000 balloons at the SMU football game at
Jones Stadium.