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The story of Pecos

The story of Pecos dates back to around 1873, when the famous Chisholm Trail, Goodnight-Loving Trail and Butterfield Overland mail route converged. Pecos soon grew into a supply town for the many ranches within a 100-mile range. And in 1881, the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad ensured the future of Pecos as a commercial and agricultural hub on the Fort Worth to El Paso route.

Fast forward to current-day Pecos: In early 2014 a new community-wide brand was launched, featuring an iconic spur and rowel—the perfect fit for a city that’s home to two world-famous spur makers. Then the “Pecos Proud” tagline kicked off, further instilling a deep pride within our city.

Good things continue to happen in Pecos, like the beautification initiative that showcases residential and commercial landscaping, citywide efforts to “Keep Texas Beautiful,” and the installation of three grand gateways on major roads leading into the city. Another 13 secondary gateways are being erected on feeder roads leading in and out of Pecos as well.

From hosting the world’s first rodeo to the one-of-a-kind boot art project coming in 2017, we’re still making history—a tradition Pecos is prepared to continue for generations to come.