Little Turtle poses with a figure of slightly greater historical significance (though founding the Turtle Association is not to be sneezed at, of course): Henry Wickenburg, founder of the Vulture Mine and the town of Wickenburg. This statue was sculpted by Clyde Ross Morgan and dedicated in 1998.

Did you guess yesterday’s historical figure? The Girl will be surprised if you did! It’s Everett Bowman. From the plaque:

Everett Bowman

All-around Champion Cowboy of the World
Years 1935 & 1937

b. July 12, 1899 Hope, NM

d. October 25, 1971 Wickenburg, AZ

Known as the cowboy’s cowboy

Admired and revered by townsfolk

Father and organizer of Turtle Association 1936 which became the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association

1937 Owned Heart Cross Ranch Hillside, AZ

Acquired private plane and license 1939

Took up golf 1947 – hit “hole in one” 1952

Champion mule trainer

Served as Head Wrangler at Flying – E – Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 1960-1962

Thanks for wonderful memories

Flying – E – guests, staff and friends

Funding provided by the Wellik Foundation 2002

Little Turtle made it to Arizona, safe and sound! Unfortunately, The Girl forgot to take her camera off “overcast/cloudy” and set the white balance to “direct sunlight.” Oops! Oh well. The Girl’s grandmother was a gracious (and very sassy) host, and it was lovely to see her again.