Caliente, California: Cowboy Memorial and Museum (Closed)

Cowboy memorial and library created by Paul de Fonville, former cowboy and champion rodeo performer. Houses books and cowboy and Western memorabilia collected by Fonville.
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.
Aug. 2015: Reported closed.

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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]

Cowboy Memorial.

Cowboy Memorial and Museum

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.

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