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 years old girl in crowd.
Best roper was Morg Livingston, of the NA; second, Trav Windham, Lazy Y. Other 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.