Dedications By Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13

Rowell Ranch


Once a riding and trading placein the 1850's for the nortorious bandit, Juaquin Murrietta. Known in California as "EL FOMOND", this canyon has produced many rodeos dating back to the ranch days, circa 1820. Harry Rowell, originally from England, held his first rodeo in 1921 and purchased this land in 1920. Quickly, he became known as the "Rodeo King Of The West". The Rowell Ranch Rodeo Assn. celebrates the 75th Annual Rodeo in 1995. In 1978, the Hayward Recreation and Park District aquired the land from Maggie Rowell, which have allowed for the continuation of a variety of exciting rodeos. Dedicated April 6000,(1995)Juaquin Murrietta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus