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Fort to honor the American cowboy July 22

Post Date:07/11/2017 9:57 AM

Fort Concho will celebrate National Cowboy Day Saturday, July 22, with a hearty chuckwagon breakfast, a mock shoot-‘em-up, and authentic cowboy music.

Dorothy Douthit’s Fiddle Fire Chuck Wagon will serve a classic cowboy breakfast at 8 a.m. That will be followed by performances by the re-enactors of the Concho Cowboy Company and by western music led by Douthit, an accomplished fiddler. All of the festivities will be in the Barracks 5-6 Courtyard on Henry O. Flipper Street on the fort’s northeast corner. Fort Concho is at 630 S. Oakes St.

Created 15 years ago to honor the heritage of an American icon, National Cowboy Day is marked in many western states. Fort Concho has hosted the local celebration for more than 10 years.

The tasty breakfast of sausage, eggs, biscuits, hash browns, juice and coffee costs $10. Seniors and military will be charged $9 and Fort Concho members $8. Tickets are on sale at the fort’s Barracks 1 Visitor Center. A limited number will be available at the event.

There is no charge for the entertainment by the award-winning Concho Cowboy Company and Douthit.

After the program the American Plains Artists Show will be opened in the Barracks 6 gallery.

“Cowboys are among the best-loved American figures,” Fort Concho Manager Bob Bluthardt said, “and they played a key role in the development of San Angelo and West Texas. On National Cowboy Day, in one morning, you can eat like a cowboy, enjoy some cowboy entertainment and view some inspiring artwork that portrays many western themes, including cowboys.”

For more information, call Fort Concho at 325-481-2646

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