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2012-03-22

Looking for proof of 'Cowboy Capital' moniker

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Roy Dugosh, chairman of the Bandera County Historical Commission, is looking for evidence of when Bandera first became known as "The Cowboy Capital of the World."

Dugosh appeared before Bandera City Council Thursday, March 15, and asked if the city had a record of an official resolution declaring the name.

"We want to apply for an historical marker," said Dugosh, "but the State Historical Association said we need to produce documents, a resolution by the city and the county, anything that uses the phrase."

Mayor Horst Pallaske said the iconic name "was before my time," but invited Dugosh to go through the city's book of resolutions to see if he can find anything official.

In the meantime, anyone with old newspaper articles or photos that include the phrase should contact Dugosh at the Bandera County Historical Commission website.