Inscription. b. July 12, 1899 Hope, NM
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
|1. Everett Bowman Marker|
d. October 25, 1971 Wickenburg, AZ
-Known as the cowboy's cowboy
-Admired and revered by townsfolk
Father and organizer of Turtle Association 1936 which became the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association
-1937 Owned Heart Cross Ranch Hillside, AZ
-Acquired private plane and license 1939
-Took up golf 1947 – hit "hole in one" 1952
-Champion mule trainer
-Served as Head Wrangler at Flying – E – Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 1960-1962
Thanks for wonderful memories
Flying – E - guests, staff and friends.
Erected 2002 by Wellik Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
Location. 33° 58.187′ N, 112° 43.861′ W. Marker is in Wickenburg, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Tegner Street and East Apache Street, on the right when traveling north on North Tegner Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wickenburg AZ 85390, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Henry Wickenburg (a few steps from this marker); The Jail Tree (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); The Old Brick Post Office (about 400 feet away); Garcia School (about 500 feet away); Vulture Mine (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wickenburg Massacre (approx. 3.8 miles away); Vulture Gold Mine (approx. 11.9 miles away); Congress, Arizona (approx. 14.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wickenburg.
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
|2. Everett Bowman Marker|
Also see . . . The Everett Bowman Memorial is Number 25 on the Wickenburg Virtual Walking Tour. World Champion All Around Cowboy,
Charles Everett Bowman was born July 12,
1899 in Hope, New Mexico. He was instrumental
in organizing the Rodeo Cowboy’s
Association, today the Professional Rodeo
Cowboy’s Association or PRCA, and was
elected to the Cowboy Hall of fame in 1977.
The sculpture is by Clyde “Ross” Morgan. (Submitted on April 6, 2010.)
1. Everett Bowman - All-Around • Inducted 1979
From the Rodeo Hall of Fame:
Winner of 10 world championships in nine years, Everett Bowman’s dynamic leadership made him one of the great rodeo contributors to the advancement of professional rodeo. Bowman, born July 12, 1899, in Hope, N.M., won his titles during a career that spanned more than 20 years. Bowman won all-around championships in 1935 and 1937; tie-down roping championships in 1929, 1935 and 1937; world steer wrestling championships in 1930, 1933, 1935 and 1938; and the world steer roping champion in 1937. When the Cowboys’ Turtle Association was founded in 1936, he was elected president, an office he held until reorganization of the CTA to the Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1945. Most of the fundamental changes in rodeo that are now the bedrock of the sport came about under Bowman’s leadership: adding entry fees to prize money, fair and impartial judging, codified rules and regulations, humane treatment of livestock and minimum standards for approval as a professional rodeo. Bowman died in 1971 in a plane crash in Arizona.
World championships: 10 (2, all-around, 1935, 1937; 3, tie-down roping, 1929, 1935, 1937; 4, steer wrestling, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1938; 1, steer roping, 1937)
By Bill Kirchner
|3. Everett Bowman Sculpture|
— Submitted April 5, 2010.
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