Details for World's First Rodeo (Atlas Number 5389005909)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5389005909


Marker Number 5909
Atlas Number 5389005909
Marker Title World's First Rodeo
Index Entry World's First Rodeo
Address Rodeo Grounds at US 285 and Walthall St.
City Pecos
County Reeves
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 643679
UTM Northing 3476385
Subject Codes cowboys; sports topics
Marker Year 1965
Marker Location In front of Rodeo Grounds at US 285 and Walthall St. Pecos
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Held a block south of Pecos Courthouse, July 4, 1883. Started with claims of cattle outfits Lazy, Na and W Ranch -- 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. Trav Windham, Lazy Y was second. Other contestants: Fate Beard, Geo. Brookshire, John Chalk, Jeff Chisum, Howard Collier, Jim Livingston, Jim Mannin, Henry Miller, Brawley Oates, Jim and Henry Slack, E. P. Stuckler. (1965)