Mason, Texas: Statue Of Old Yeller

Bronze sculpture by Garland Weeks pays tribute to characters in Mason author Fred Gipson's 1956 children's book "Old Yeller," which became a beloved but sad Disney film. The library foyer displays Gipson memorabilia.

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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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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