Stamford in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas Cowboy Reunion Oldtimers’ Association
In 1932, donation of a bull started building fund for bunkhouse and roundup hall standing nearby. SMS Ranch donated site. The interior and exterior of the bunkhouse feature ranch brands of many members.
Oldtimers' Reunion and Rodeo held 3 days annually (including July 4th) features chuckwagon meals, square dancing, and oldtimers' memories and songs.
Town celebrates with cowboy parade and thousands come to see what is called "World's Largest Amateur Cowboy Show", with actual cowhands performing.
These oldtimers represent the end of the open range and beginning of the era of barbed wire. They opened Texas' last frontier.
Erected 1969 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
Location. 32° 56.467′ N, 99° 49.144′ W. Marker is in Stamford, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is on W. McHarg Street (Business U.S. 277) north of W. Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stamford TX 79553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Poet Ranchman" Larry Chittenden (a few steps from this marker); First AQHA Show (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stamford (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Swenson Land and Cattle Company Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. John's Methodist (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Mackenzie Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Hope Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stamford.
More about this marker. On the bases of the marker and the rear panel, the past presidents of the association from 1930 to 2014 are listed.
Also see . . . Texas Cowboy Reunion. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on February 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.