Caliente, California: Cowboy Memorial and MuseumCowboy memorial and library created by Paul de Fonville, former cowboy and champion rodeo performer. Houses books and cowboy and Western memorabilia collected by Fonville.
- 40371 Cowboy Ln., Caliente, CA
- I-5 to Hwy 14 north to Hwy 58 north, exit at historical marker signs and take Bealeville Road down to Caliente, then east over railroad tracks on Caliente-Bodfish Road. At the "Y", bear right on Caliente Creek Road/Walker Basin Road, about 6 miles to Cowboy Lane on left.
- Tu-Su 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Easter, Christmas. (Call to verify)
- Adults $8, Children $4.
Visitor Tips and News About Cowboy Memorial and Museum
Paul Fonville's library is dusty, but very interesting. Worth a visit if you want to learn some history.[Sydney Harter, 05/31/2010]
An offbeat and semi-rundown cowboy memorial and library owned and created by Paul de Fonville. Fonville is a former cowboy and champion rodeo performer. His dream is to educate and share what life was like as a cowboy and rancher. The site houses books and cowboy and Western memorabilia collected by Fonville over the years.[Kim, 11/27/2009]
Claiming to be an "authoritative museum about the real American cowboy," it includes a chuck wagon, bunkhouse, and several trailers with exhibits of branding irons and cowboy items.