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A Hundred Years of Heroes book. Since 1896 the Fort Worth Stock Show has gone through many lean years, but it has grown and prospered in spite of the odds, thanks to the efforts of a handful of visionary and stubborn men. The list of the show’s officers boasts such names as S. Burk Burnett, Van Zandt Jarvis, Amon Carter, Billy Bob Watt and John Justin, among others. A Hundred Years of Heroes is their story.

A hundred years of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. During the winter of 1896, two men, Charles MacFarland, Texas cattleman, and Charles C. French, public relations director for the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company, met on a sidewalk in North Fort Worth.

A Hundred Years of Heroes: A History of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Hardcover (October 1995) Texas Christian Univ Pr; ISBN: 0875651453 Paperback (October 1995) Texas Christian Univ Pr; ISBN: 0875651496.

Novelist Clay Reynolds was born in the small town of Quanah, TX. Educated at UT Austin, Trinity University, and the . A Hundred Years of Heroes: A History of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Chisholm Trail) Oct 01, 1995.

A Hundred Years of Heroes: A History of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Chisholm Trail) Oct 01, 1995.

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What brought them together was the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, one of the nation's most prestigious annual festivals devoted to livestock breeding .

What brought them together was the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, one of the nation's most prestigious annual festivals devoted to livestock breeding and feeding. What French and MacFarland started almost a century earlier had become a Lone Star State institution dedicated to the promotion of quality livestock and the education of stockmen. Actually it is more than that. It is an event that attracts hundreds of thousands of curious visitors, young and old each year and thousands of exhibitors, both student 4-H members and veteran cowmen.

Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, known commonly as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continuously running livestock show and rodeo. It has been held annually in Fort Worth, Texas since 1896, traditionally in mid-January through early February

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The name was changed again in 1978, to the current Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. It is now held every year between mid-January and early February. The event lasts 23 days and is home to the World's Original Indoor Rodeo®, displaying 36 performances of professional rodeo annually. Eighty-five percent of the show's events take place under roof, reducing the effect of what local Fort Worthians refer to as "Stock Show Weather" (it is not uncommon for ice storms to hit Fort Worth during that period)

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Under the group's second president, Samuel Burk Burnett, the annual show was renamed the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show. During his term, which lasted from 1908-1922, the event dramatically expanded. Eighty-five percent of the show's events take place under roof, reducing the effect of the Winter weather known to local Fort Worthians as "Stock Show Weather  .

During the winter of 1896, two men, Charles MacFarland, Texas cattleman, and Charles C. French, public relations director for the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company, met on a sidewalk in North Fort Worth. In the course of their conversation they agreed that a stock show would do a great deal to stimulate the livestock industry and to draw attention to Fort Worth’s place in it.On a crisp winter morning in 1993, two men met on a sidewalk in West Fort Worth. Both were professional stockmen. They spoke entirely different languages, one Portuguese, the other a highly inflected brand of English. One was a Brazilian rancher, the other was a station manager from Australia. Apart from their interest in cattle and their presence in Fort Worth, they had little in common. After comparing notes about hybrid bovines, they parted, the Brazilian agreeing to sell the Australian 3500 head of Brahman cross-heifers for a ranch Down Under. What brought them together was the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, one of the nation’s most prestigious annual festivals devoted to livestock breeding and feeding.What French and MacFarland started almost a century earlier had become a Lone Star State institution dedicated to the promotion of quality livestock and the education of stockmen. Actually it is more than that.It is an event that attracts hundreds of thousands of curious visitors, young and old each year and thousands of exhibitors, both student 4-H members and veteran cowmen. They come for a look at the show’s grand entries and grand and junior champions, not to mention the rodeos (one of the premier events on the professional circuit), as well parades, midway rides, and music. And, of course, they come to gawk at or to buy livestock of every imaginable breed: bulls, cows, steers, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, even llamas.Since 1896 the Fort Worth Stock Show has gone through many lean years, but it has grown and prospered in spite of the odds, thanks to the efforts of a handful of visionary and stubborn men. The list of the show’s officers boasts such names as S. Burk Burnett, Van Zandt Jarvis, Amon Carter, Billy Bob Watt and John Justin, among others.A Hundred Years of Heroes is their story.
A Hundred Years of Heroes: A History of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Chisholm Trail Series) download epub
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Author: Clay Reynolds
ISBN: 0875651496
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press; 1st Paperback Edition edition (October 1, 1995)
Pages: 352 pages