World's First Rodeo

World's First Rodeo (HM15M0)

Location: Pecos, TX 79772 Reeves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 24.782', W 103° 29.252'

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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.
HM NumberHM15M0
Marker Number5909
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 643770 N 3476367
Decimal Degrees31.41303333, -103.48753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 24.782', W 103° 29.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 24' 46.92" N, 103° 29' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 S Ash St, Pecos TX 79772, US
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