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O'Donnell, Texas: Dan Blocker Memorial - Hoss's Head Team Field Report

9th St., O'Donnell, TX
I-20 exit 177. US 87 north 45 miles to Lamesa, then another 20 miles to O'Donnell. Take Hwy 76 (9th St.) east into town. Left on Doak St. The head is one block north, in "Heritage Plaza," a small lot turned into a park, at the corner of 8th and Doak.
Museum: M-Sa 9-12,2-5; Su 2-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dan Blocker Memorial - Hoss's Head

Dan Blocker was "Hoss" Cartwright on TV's Bonanza series. Although he's been dead for decades, his bronze head and other touches of Hoss live on in this tiny Texas town. Report...

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Dan Blocker Memorial - Hoss's Head

Visited the town museum while there looking for "Hoss." Very interesting, I recommend it.

[Tom Summers, 05/04/2017]

Dan Blocker head.

Dan Blocker Head

Living in Lubbock at the time, I stumbled upon the Dan Blocker memorial when stopping for gasoline. I was told that it is not just the head of the man. Dan was six feet, four inches tall. The base of the statue represents his body height, then add his head with the hat to reach the total height of Dan as if standing face to face.

[Greg Wilson, 06/29/2016]

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