Wickenburg in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
All-Around Champion Cowboy of the World
—Years 1935 & 1937 —
d. October 25, 1971 Wickenburg, AZ
-Known as the cowboy's cowboy
-Admired and revered by townsfolk
Father and organizer of Turtle Association 1936 which became the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association
-1937 Owned Heart Cross Ranch Hillside, AZ
-Acquired private plane and license 1939
-Took up golf 1947 – hit "hole in one" 1952
-Champion mule trainer
-Served as Head Wrangler at Flying – E – Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 1960-1962
Flying – E - guests, staff and friends.
Erected 2002 by Wellik Foundation.
Location. 33° 58.187′ N, 112° 43.861′ W. Marker is in Wickenburg, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Tegner Street and East Apache Street, on the right when traveling north on North Tegner Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wickenburg AZ 85390, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Wickenburg (a few steps from this marker); The Jail Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Brick Post Office Garcia School (about 500 feet away); Vulture Mine (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wickenburg Massacre (approx. 3.8 miles away); Vulture Gold Mine (approx. 11.9 miles away); Congress, Arizona (approx. 14.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wickenburg.
1. Everett Bowman - All-Around • Inducted 1979
From the Rodeo Hall of Fame:
Winner of 10 world championships in nine years, Everett Bowman’s dynamic leadership made him one of the great rodeo contributors to the advancement of professional rodeo. Bowman, born July 12, 1899, in Hope, N.M., won his titles during a career that spanned more than 20 years. Bowman won all-around championships in 1935 and 1937; tie-down roping championships in 1929, 1935 and 1937; world steer wrestling championships in 1930, 1933, 1935 and 1938; and the world steer roping champion in 1937. When the Cowboys’ Turtle Association was founded in 1936, he was elected president, an office he held until reorganization of the CTA to the Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1945. Most of the
World championships: 10 (2, all-around, 1935, 1937; 3, tie-down roping, 1929, 1935, 1937; 4, steer wrestling, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1938; 1, steer roping, 1937)
— Submitted April 5, 2010.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.