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Mason, Texas: Statue of Old Yeller

1999 bronze sculpture by Garland Weeks pays tribute to local author Fred Gipson's 1956 story "Old Yeller," which became a tear-jerker Disney film. The library foyer displays Gipson memorabilia and sells Old Yeller souvenirs. The statue was unveiled by future First Lady Laura Bush.

Mason County Eckert Library

410 Post Hill St., Mason, TX
Mason County Eckert Library. Directly south of the courthouse on the west side of Post Hill St.
Library hrs: M-F 10-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Statue of Old Yeller

Beautiful historical town with lots to see! There is an old movie theater within walking distance and lots of eclectic restaurants.

[Ciara Hanuska, 12/28/2023]

Statue Of Old Yeller.

Statue Of Old Yeller

Very cool history about this awesome town!

[Sunny B Sunshine, 11/18/2022]

Old Yeller statue.

Statue Of Old Yeller

The author of Old Yeller, Fred Gipson, was from Mason. The city library has a statue of the dog and the boy Travis. Inside the library is a mini-museum featuring Fred Gipson.

[Diane Terry, 06/09/2014]

The statue was sculpted in 1999 by Garland Weeks. Gipson's dog tale was turned into a Disney Hollywood tearjerker in 1957.

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