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"Bill Pickett - A Legend" Top 5 Page for this destination Fort Worth Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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Bill Pickett is a legendary cowboy and rodeo performer and is credited with the introduction of a new event to the rodeo, bulldogging. He was bringing steers to ground by biting their lips or noses for at least a decade before he did it in a rodeo in 1908. Born 1870 and died 1932. There is a sculptural tribute to Bill Pickett depicting him biting the lower lip of a steer as he brings it down is prominently displayed at Ft Worth's Cowboy Coliseum.

Pickett was the first black inductee of the National Rodeo Hall of Fame and was enshrined in the Pro-rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy.

Address: Exchange Ave, Stockyards, Ft Worth

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