Bill Hogg presents a saddle to the champion calf roper at the Kow Bell Arena in 1959. The rodeo arena was a fixture in Mansfield, located at 1263 N. Main St., where Mansfield Legacy High School is now. Hogg opened the rodeo in 1959, but died in 1961. His widow, January Hogg, married Jack Ratjen and the couple operated the rodeo until 2004 when the property was sold to the Mansfield ISD.
To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email email@example.com or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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