Double header to be installed during 'Celebrate Bandera'
A crowd convened behind the City of Bandera Municipal Building the morning of Monday, August 18, to celebrate the arrival of two bronze plaques destined for installation at the Western Trail Heritage Park on Main Street during Celebrate Bandera on Labor Day weekend.
The first plaque commemorates State of Texas Resolutions, including the July 1984 designation of Bandera as the "Trick and Fancy Roping Capital of the Republic of Texas; the April and May 2013 resolutions designating Bandera as the Cowboy Capital of the World by the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives.
The second plaque offers a history of Bandera's contribution as a staging area feeding into the Great Western Trail as researched by historian Dave Burell.
Accepting the plaques from the Bandera County Historical Commission were, from left, front row, Genie Strickland, Chuck Monson, Patricia Moore, Elenora Dugosh Goodley and Carey Reed; and, back row, Lamar Schulz, Mayor Don Clark, Commission Chairman Roy Dugosh, County Judge Richard Evans, Tommy Knotts, Paul Ingenhuett, Burell and Carol Neely. Tom Neely and Dennis Allyn are not pictured.