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Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Midnight

1910 - 1936

 

— "World's Greatest Bucking Horse" —

 
Midnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 17, 2010
1. Midnight Marker
Inscription.  
A Legend in His Own Time
As He Is Today
Midnight was born in Canada, the property of Tim McNabb. McNabb's "Door Key" brand was Midnight's mark throughout his life. He bucked on the American Rodeo circuit from 1923 to 1933 at which time he was retired by his owners Ed McCarty and Vernon Elliott. Only nine men managed to stay aboard in all those years.

This lifesize monument was sculptured by
Jack Bryant
and presented to the City of Fort Worth
January 19, 1984
by those here named.

 
Erected 1984.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsSports. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list.
 
Location. 32° 44.67′ N, 97° 22.073′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from Gendy Street north of Burnett Tandy Drive. Marker and Statue are in located in front of the Ramon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall at the Will Rogers Memorial
Location of Midnight Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 17, 2010
2. Location of Midnight Statue and Marker
Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Worth TX 76107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Raymond C. Morrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Bowie Boulevard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Bowie in World War I (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Worth's First Flight (approx. one mile away); William John Marsh (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Midnight Statue Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul E. Strauser, April 30, 2011
3. Midnight Statue Dedication Plaque
Left side plaque listing donors for the statue
Midnight Statue Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul E. Strauser, April 30, 2011
4. Midnight Statue Dedication Plaque
Right side plaque listing donors of statue.
Statue of Midnight image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 17, 2010
5. Statue of Midnight
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2011, by Paul E. Strauser of Fort Worth, Texas.   5. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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