Bandera in Bandera County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bandera, “Cowboy Capital of the World”
Local rodeos began in the 1920s when cowboys who worked the ranches started exhibiting their skills during roundups and on cattle drives. Bandera had its first rodeo in 1924 at Mansfield Park, where rodeos have continued through the years. The Buck and the Bruce ranches took in summer guests holding rodeos as entertainment. Others that followed were the Dixie Dude, Bennie's U-Bar, and the Twin Elm ranches. Bandera cowboys became famous by earning world champion titles
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17596.)
Location. 29° 43.545′ N, 99° 4.352′ W. Marker is in Bandera, Texas, in Bandera County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 173/16) and Hackberry Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Western Trail Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bandera TX 78003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Western Cattle Trail (here, next to this marker); Bandera, Texas USA (here, next to this marker); Camp Montel C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Bandera County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mormon Settlers in Bandera County (about 300 feet away); Old Texas Ranger Trail (about 400 feet away); Captain Jack Phillips (about 400 feet away); Bandera Historic Town Center (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bandera.
Also see . . . Bandera, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 26, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.