Gainesville in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
American Paint Horse Association
At the Curtwood Motel in Gainesville on February 16, 1962, sixteen dedicated horsemen and horsewomen met to discuss a new association dedicated to colorful stock horses. The group determined a new equine breed registry was needed. Christened the American Paint Stock Horse Association (APSHA), the new organization’s directives were to collect, preserve and record the pedigrees of paint stock horses; publish a stud book; maintain a registry; and regulate the breed’s exhibition, publicity, sales and racing. The first registered American Paint Horse, Bandit’s Pinto, was registered on August 11, 1962. By the end of the year, 250 paint horses were registered and the association counted 150 members.
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17745.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical date for this entry is August 11, 1962.
Location. 33° 37.58′ N, 97° 9.219′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is on Interstate 35 Frontage Road, 0.1 miles north of West California Street (Farm to Market Road 51), on the left when traveling north. Marker is in front of a Chili's Restaurant on the west side of I-35. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 I-35, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cooke County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooke County C.S.A. / 2nd Frontier Regiment (about 700 feet away); Moffett Park (about 700 feet away); Cooke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gainesville, Texas Gold Star Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gainesville Community Circus (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old California Trail (approx. half a mile away); Cooke County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.