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Cuero, Texas: Turkey Capital of the World

"Great Gobbler Gallop" turkey race happens every October. A modestly-sized turkey statue stands in front of the town supermarket.

Address:
9909 E. Broadway St., Cuero, TX
Directions:
Statue in front of the HEB supermarket, on the south side of US Hwy 87/E. Broadway St. at the east edge of town.
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Turkey Capital of the World

There is a large turkey statue in front of the HEB grocery store on US Highway 87. The turkey represents the mascot of Cuero High School. Cuero also claims (along with Worthington, Minnesota) to be the Turkey Capital of the World. For many years the cities have participated in the Great Gobbler Gallup to take home the Travelling Turkey Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph for the year. Cuero's turkey is always named Ruby Begonia.

[Stuart L. Schroeder, 01/18/2018]

The civic claim and turkey town competition is worth noting (the town's Turkey Trot was a century-old tradition). Cuero needs to step up its game if this statue is what passes for "large" in Texas!


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