Established in 1858 but preceded by much earlier Spanish, Mexican
and Anglo-American ranching activities, town bills itself as "Birthplace of the Cowboy," epitomized by bronze statue in front of city hall. Hunters seek white-tailed
deer (among largest in Texas) as well as dove and quail during fall-winter hunting
Documents development of the American cowboy in area, from 1500s to
present day. Indian and pioneer artifacts, ranch and farm implements, exhibits devoted to
Texas Longhorns, wild mustangs, oil and coal Fields. Open Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. On
Texas 97 west.