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Over Achiever

Everett Bowman Statue, Wickenburg, AZ

b. July 12, 1899 Hope, NM
d. October 25, 1971 Wickenburg, AZ

-Known as the cowboy’s cowboy
-Admired and revered by townsfolk
-Father and organizer of Turtle Association 1936 which became the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association
-1937 Owned Heart Cross Ranch Hillside, AZ
-Acquired private plane and license 1939
-Took up golf 1947 – hit “hole in one” 1952
-Champion mule trainer
-Served as Head Wrangler at Flying – E – Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 1960-1962

Thanks for wonderful memories
Flying – E – guests, staff and friends.

Now there is a man who lived large. I think I would have enjoyed meeting him.

7 responses

  1. Magpie

    You got a good shot in what were terrible picture-taking conditions. (Hope I didn’t get too technical with my terminology there) What a smile he had!

    February 12, 2012 at 9:26 AM

  2. Great close up!

    February 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

  3. it takes a lot of patience to train mules you know…ha…and to get a gang hole in one as well…

    February 12, 2012 at 10:09 AM

  4. You hit the jackpot with the photo of this sculpture. I’ve had zero luck lately in that regard. Of course I usually blame it on the lighting conditions rather than my photographic ability!

    February 12, 2012 at 1:02 PM

  5. Excellent close up. What did you think of Wickenberg? We went last year and it was for us an interesting experience. Small town yet bigger than the ones surrounding it. Hope you had a great weekend:) Chris

    February 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

  6. Talk about well rounded! I would have loved to have known him.

    February 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM

  7. happy valentines day!!

    February 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM