“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plymouth in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Benny Brown Arena

Benny Brown Arena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2011
1. Benny Brown Arena Marker
Inscription. A lifelong fourth generation rancher from Ione with summer ranges in the mountains near Kirkwood, Benny Brown made his first appearance in this arena in 1951 at the age of 13. The event was cattle penning. His mother was his partner, and he won it.

For nearly fifty years thereafter, as Amador Countyís hometown rodeo cowboy, Benny made numerous winning appearances all across the west in professional rodeo cowboy events and later as a distinguished competitor on the senior pro rodeo circuit in steer wrestling.

A manís man who always took time to help younger people getting started in ranching or rodeo, Bennyís friendly winning spirit regardless of the adversity and whether in rodeo, ranching or life itself, is living inspiration to all who knew him.

Benjamin Baker Brown, Jr.
“Iím doing so good, if I was doing any better
I couldnít stand it.”

Erected 1998 by The Friends of Benny Brown, Jr.
Location. 38° 28.645′ N, 120° 51.165′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from Locust Street near Empire Street. Click for map. Empire Street may be reached from State Highway 49 on
Benny Brown Arena image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2011
2. Benny Brown Arena
the right when traveling traveling south. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth CA 95669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plymouth Consolidated Mines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeler Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Arcade Bar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memorial Entrance (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Plymouth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drytown (approx. 2.5 miles away); Salute to Early Amador Miners (approx. 2.5 miles away); Early Day Butcher Shop (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plymouth.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Amador County Fairgrounds near the arena.
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSports
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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