100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Cowboys Continue On Their Quest In Arizona

In 1912 George Beck, part-time Washington logger came up with the idea to ride horses through all 48 states and include a show at the World’s Fair, the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915. Calling themselves The Overland Westerners, Beck along with his brother , brother-in-law and a friend took off from Olympia, Washington in May 1912 and plan to follow a zig-zag course across the country that will allow them to visit every state. They have been received well at all their stops and have met with many governors and senators.


On March 3, 1915 The Overland Westerners were in the newest state in the US, Arizona, recently admitted to the Union in 1912. They pose with Arizona’s first governor George Wylie Paul Hunt. Now it’s on to California.



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