Jefferson Railway Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy

No other figure in American history is more integrally connected to Texas than the cowboy. Still an important part of the Texas identity, you can imagine that some pretty fabulous Day of the Cowboy Celebrations take place in our great state.

One such celebration takes place in the East Texas town of Jefferson. The Jefferson Railway, a beautiful and historic locomotive tour service, is hosting Jefferson’s Day of the Cowboy celebration.

Take the Historic Jefferson Railway on Friday July 26 at 9 p.m. or Saturday, July 27 at 2:30, 4:30 and 9 p.m. for a special Cowboy Train ride, complete with a gunfight re-enactment!

Tickets are $12 for adults and children under 12 are $8, although there may be special pricing for this event. Call the Railway at (866) 398-2038.

History of the National Day of the Cowboy

This year’s celebration marks the 9th Annual National Day of the Cowboy. national-day-of-the-cowboy-belt-buckleThe mission of the National Day of the Cowboy Nonprofit Organization is: “to contribute to the preservation of America’s Cowboy heritage so that the history and culture which the United States Congress’s National Day of the Cowboy resolution honors, can be shared and perpetuated for the public good, through education, the arts, celebrations, gatherings, rodeos, and community activities.”

The Cowboy Code

1. Live each day with courage.
2. Take pride in your work.
3. Always finish what you start.
4. Do what has to be done.
5. Be tough, but fair.
6. When you make a promise, keep it.
7. Ride for the brand.
8. Talk less and say more.
9. Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
10.Know where to draw the line.

East Texas and Jefferson Lodging

Whether you celebrate National Day of the Cowboy in Jefferson or elsewhere in the Lone Star State, remember that bed and breakfasts make an excellent lodging choice. We have Texas bed and breakfast members in Jefferson, East Texas and all over the state. Support local business owners and get a great night’s sleep!

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