Benny Brown Arena

Benny Brown Arena (HMSHA)

Location: Plymouth, CA 95669 Amador County
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N 38° 28.645', W 120° 51.165'

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A lifelong fourth generation rancher from Ione with summer ranges in the mountains near Kirkwood, Benny Brown made his first appearance in this arena in 1951 at the age of 13. The event was cattle penning. His mother was his partner, and he won it.

For nearly fifty years thereafter, as Amador County's hometown rodeo cowboy, Benny made numerous winning appearances all across the west in professional rodeo cowboy events and later as a distinguished competitor on the senior pro rodeo circuit in steer wrestling.

A man's man who always took time to help younger people getting started in ranching or rodeo, Benny's friendly winning spirit regardless of the adversity and whether in rodeo, ranching or life itself, is living inspiration to all who knew him.

Benjamin Baker Brown, Jr.
"I'm doing so good, if I was doing any better
I couldn't stand it."
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Friends of Benny Brown, Jr
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 687304 N 4260971
Decimal Degrees38.47741667, -120.85275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 28.645', W 120° 51.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 28' 38.70" N, 120° 51' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)209, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9204 Locust St, Plymouth CA 95669, US
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