Larry Joe Taylor's TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL April 21-26, 2014

Larry Joe Taylor's TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL April 21-26, 2014

old theater downtown Taylor Texas

old theater downtown Taylor Texas

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Taylor, Texas

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Taylor, Texas

San Gabriel River ....north of Taylor, Texas....good ol' river for catching some good eatin' catfish.. float down from Jonah to Rowe Valley in our inner tubes...

San Gabriel River ....north of Taylor, Texas....good ol' river for catching some good eatin' catfish.. float down from Jonah to Rowe Valley in our inner tubes...

BBQ Taylor Texas | Outside Taylor Cafe (Taylor, TX)

BBQ Taylor Texas | Outside Taylor Cafe (Taylor, TX)

Main Street Taylor TX | Courtesy of Taylor, Texas Public Library

Main Street Taylor TX | Courtesy of Taylor, Texas Public Library

In Taylor, Texas, in 1900, the favoured gathering spot and watering hole was J.H. Mares Saloon.

In Taylor, Texas, in 1900, the favoured gathering spot and watering hole was J.H. Mares Saloon.

Taylor, TX (old photo) - Taylor had several prosperous periods, sponsored in a large part by the cattle and cotton industries. One theater/candy shop owner invented a sauerkraut-flavored candy that was popular with locals, but failed to catch on nationally. The secret of his success was having two long rows of candy cabinets on either side of the theater's recessed entry. Moviegoers would be forced to run the tempting gauntlet, and passersby could buy even if they didn't want to see the…

Taylor, TX (old photo) - Taylor had several prosperous periods, sponsored in a large part by the cattle and cotton industries. One theater/candy shop owner invented a sauerkraut-flavored candy that was popular with locals, but failed to catch on nationally. The secret of his success was having two long rows of candy cabinets on either side of the theater's recessed entry. Moviegoers would be forced to run the tempting gauntlet, and passersby could buy even if they didn't want to see the…

taylor, texas july 4th parade 1950 | Courtesy of Taylor, Texas Public Library

taylor, texas july 4th parade 1950 | Courtesy of Taylor, Texas Public Library

Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival 2017 in Stephenville, TX | Everfest

Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival 2017 in Stephenville, TX | Everfest

William (Will, Bill) Pickett was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black and Indian descent. He was born December 5, 1870, at the Jenks-Branch community on the Travis County line. He died April 2, 1932, near Ponca City, Oklahoma...From 1905 to 1931, the Miller brothers' 101 Ranch Wild West Show was one of the great shows in the tradition begun by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in 1883. The 101 Ranch Show introduced bulldogging (steer wrestling), an exciting rodeo event invented by…

William (Will, Bill) Pickett was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black and Indian descent. He was born December 5, 1870, at the Jenks-Branch community on the Travis County line. He died April 2, 1932, near Ponca City, Oklahoma...From 1905 to 1931, the Miller brothers' 101 Ranch Wild West Show was one of the great shows in the tradition begun by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in 1883. The 101 Ranch Show introduced bulldogging (steer wrestling), an exciting rodeo event invented by…

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