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Pecos in Reeves County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

World's First Rodeo

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. World's First Rodeo Marker
Inscription. Held a block south of Pecos Courthouse, July 4, 1883. Started with claims of cattle outfits--NA, Lazy Y, and W Ranches--that each had fastest steer ropers.

Settlers in town for Fourth of July picnic were spectators. The prizes were blue ribbons cut by pocket knife from new dress of a 4 year old girl in crowd.

Best roper was Morg Livingston, of the NA; second, Trav Windham, Lazy Y. Others entered: Howard Collier, Fate Beard, Jim Mannin, George Brookshire, John Chalk, Jeff Chism, Jim Livingston, Jim and Henry Slack, Brawley Oates, Henry Miller, E.P. Stuckler.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5909.)
 
Location. 31° 24.782′ N, 103° 29.252′ W. Marker is in Pecos, Texas, in Reeves County. Marker is on South Ash Street 0.1 miles south of East 14th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pecos TX 79772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Christian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); George R. Reeves (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Pecos City (approx. 0.9 miles away);
World's First Rodeo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. World's First Rodeo Marker
Orient Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mrs. Lillie W. Cole (approx. 1.1 miles away); Emigrants' Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spanish Explorers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Reeves County-Pecos, Texas (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pecos.
 
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World's First Rodeo Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
3. World's First Rodeo Sign
Sign is along US-285. Marker is about 150 feet east of the sign.
World's First Rodeo Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
4. World's First Rodeo Sign
Sign is along US-285. Marker is about 150 feet east of the sign, by the arena entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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