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Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - Fort Worth, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 44.628 W 097° 21.893
14S E 653194 N 3624067
Quick Description: This Livestock Show and Rodeo has been held in Fort Worth annually since 1896.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/4/2010 9:18:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM8HGD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
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Long Description:
The very first show was held along Marine Creek, northwest of the current location. By 1908 the event, then called the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show was held in the area of the present day Fort Worth Stockyards.

In 1944 the show was held at the current location, the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The name of the event was changed again in 1978 to The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, though locals still tend to refer to it as the Fat Stock Show.

Texas Historical Markers related to the show:
Early Site of Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - WM1N4C: (visit link)
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - WM1ARM: (visit link)

The coordinates for this waymark were taken at the latter of the two Historical Markers.
Wikipedia Url: [Web Link]

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