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.
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