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Pecos, Texas: Sign: World's First Rodeo

A large sign with a silhouette of a cowboy on a bucking bronco announces this Wild West claim to fame.

Address:
1556 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX
Directions:
I-20 exit 42. Turn north onto US-285/S. Cedar St. Drive three-quarters of a mile. You'll see the sign and arena on the right.
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Sign: World's First Rodeo.

World's First Rodeo

On July 4, 1883, Pecos was the site of the World's First Rodeo. This tradition continues each summer at the Buck Jackson Arena, where it has been held every year since 1936. Today it is one of the PRCA's top 40 prize-money rodeos.

[Annemarie McAvoy Reissner, 04/25/2023]

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