LASR.net Homepage




Menu

E. Bowman, PRCA Champ


category : Famous People
E. Bowman, PRCA Champ Everett Bowman made Wickenburg his home after a highlighted career as a World Champion, All-Around Cowboy. Born in Hope, New Mexico in July, 1899, Everett Bowman was World Champion in 1935 - 1937; champion steer wrestler in 1930, 1935 and 1938; champion steer roper in 1927; and champion calf roper in 1929, 1935 and 1937. He was instrumental in organizing and becoming the first president of the Cowboy Turtles Association, organized in New York City on Novermber 6, 1936 - which later became known as the Rodeo Cowboy's Association, and today as the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association, PRCA. He was elected to the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in 1965 and a statute was dedicated at the Cowboy Hall of Fame on December 2, 1977. He was also honored with a special monument at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs where he is known as the George Washington of Rodeo.

He joined the Arizona Highway Patrol in 1945 and resigned in 1948 at the rank of captain. He continued his law enforcement career as deputy sheriff in Maricopa County and later as the Constable in Wickenburg.

Known throughout the west as the champion mule trainer, he was head wrangler at the Flying E Ranch in the 1960s, and in 1970, owned the Heart Cross Ranch in Hillside, Arizona.

Everett Bowman died tragicly in an airplane accident north of Wickenburg on October 25, 1971. The larger than life bronze is set on an Arizona travertine pedestal produced by Pete Incardona of Sunshine Mines & Gallery of Wickenburg in front of the Town Complex in historic downtown Wickenburg.


Address: N Tegner between Yavapai and Apache Streets

Come visit us in Wickenburg, Arizona

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Post Office

The Old Brick Post Office was built in 1930 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before the time of the boardwalks, a single window served the people arriving on horseback to get their mail. This may have been the forerunner of the "drive - up window!"

Wickenburg, AZ Historic Buildings

Jail Tree

This 200 year-old mesquite tree once served as Wickenburg's Jail. From 1863 to 1890

Wickenburg, AZ Pioneer History


Historical Walking Tour

The Chamber of Commerce has developed a self-guided brochure of historic town buildings with a map of their locations. Numbered copper plates on the outside of buildings correspond to numbers in the brochure with ten buildings awarded listings on the National Historic Register.

Wickenburg, AZ Tours

Western Sculpture

"Thanks For The Rain" The life-size bronze sculpture was created by Joe Beeler in 1988

Wickenburg, AZ Arts

Things to do Famous People near Wickenburg, AZ