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

Address:
410 Post Hill St, Mason, TX
Directions:
Mason County Eckert Library, directly south of the courthouse on the west side of Post Hill St.
Hours:
Library hrs: M-F 10-6 (Call to verify)
Phone:
325-347-5446
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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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