Trail Blazers: Fort Worth Stock Show Starts Alongside Lonesome Dove Exhibit

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FORT WORTH -- You might say it's the ultimate Flashback Friday. The Fort Worth Stock Show is back for another rodeo and the 10 gallon hats, bales of hay and livestock were out in full force.

This year's festivities are highlighted by the opening of the Lonesome Dove Trail exhibit in Sundance Square.

Financier Ed Bass was in attendance to show his support, “This whole event or series of events, the Lonesome Dove Trail, not only celebrates a great piece of filmmaking, but it also celebrates everything that series presented and documented about our history, and it's Fort Worth's history.”

The Sid Richardson museum kicked off a six-month-long celebration of the novel and mini-series.  “They`re hopefully going to experience as if they had stepped on the set of the Lonesome Dove mini-series film and we brought it to life in these Remington and Russell paintings.”

“They're, hopefully, going to experience as if they had stepped on the set of the Lonesome Dove mini-series film, and we brought it to life in these Remington and Russell paintings," said Mary Burke, the director of the museum.

Even Mayor Betsy Price took time to check out the exhibit, “Great opportunity for people to see and meet some of the actors, see the costumes, see the art.”

All of the 25th-anniversary events will be held in Fort Worth, except for the final leg of the trail which takes place in Albany.

So, while you're taking in the Stock Show this year, make sure you mosey on over to one of the exhibitions and if you want to talk cattle with the cast and crew get yourself a ticket to the reunion gala this March.