Myrtis Dightman - Crockett, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 31° 18.332 W 095° 26.869
15R E 267032 N 3466050
Quick Description: Myrtis Dightman is a Champion Afro-American Bull Rider from the 1960s and 70s. Born in May 7, 1935, in Crockett, TX, Myrtis was a successful rodeo bull rider during the 1960s & 1970s.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2017 6:21:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMVTWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Bronze Bust on a cement base. Appears to be live size. The man is wearing a cowboy hat and shirt.

Text on the Marker:

Myrtis Dightman

Admired cowboy and pioneer bull rider, born May 7, 1935, in Crockett, Texas. Myrtis began bull riding in 1960, and went on to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo seven times from 1964 to 1972.

> First African American to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo.

> First living African American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma.

> Inducted into Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2001.

> Inducted into National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame in 2003.

> Presented with Professional Bull Riders Ring of Honor in 2003.

> Subject of A Man Among Men - The Myrtis Digtman Story book by John Frossard.

Dedicated May 13, 2011

Sculptor: Paula Devereaux

URL of the statue: Not listed

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