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Plymouth in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Benny Brown Arena

Benny Brown Arena Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2011
1. Benny Brown Arena Marker
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 County’s 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 man’s man who always took time to help younger people getting started in ranching or rodeo, Benny’s 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.
“I’m doing so good, if I was doing any better
I couldn’t stand it.”

Erected 1998 by The Friends of Benny Brown, Jr.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals
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EntertainmentSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
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. Empire Street may be reached from State Highway 49 on the right when traveling traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth CA 95669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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˝ miles away); Salute to Early Amador Miners (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Amador County Fairgrounds near the arena.
Additional keywords. rodeos
Benny Brown Arena image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2011
2. Benny Brown Arena
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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