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Saline residue found along the banks of Salt Creek attracted settlers to the area in the 1850's. The first person to undertake commercial production of salt here was Martin V. Bowers. He arrived here during the civil war. Bowers was a local farmer and politician and later sold his business to A.B. Gant and moved to Parker County. A.B. Gant was a confederate veteran. He operated the salt works until 1871 when he was elected into the Texas State Legislature. He sold the operation to Gustavas A. and Edwin S. Graham.

The two brothers came to Texas with the Texas Emigration and Land Company. They only operated the Salt Works for two years before closing due to operating costs. Although the Graham Salt Works was not operated long, it played a vital role in the development of Graham.

In 1872 the Graham brothers founded the City of Graham. They donated land for a town, a courthouse, churches, schools, and cemeteries. The land was donated in the family name as we know it today. The Graham family has continued to play a vital role in the development of Graham.

Region III HS Rodeo
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Time: 09:00am
Location: Main Arena

Chamber Luncheon feat. Luke Robbins, Young County Chief Tax Appraiser
Date: Sep 22, 2014
Time: Noon
Location: American Legion

Cowboyin' for the Cure
Date: Sep 27, 2014
Time: TBC
Location: Main Arena & Barclay Room

Private Reserved Event
Date: Sep 27, 2014
Time: Private
Location: Barclay Room

Arena Motorcross Races
Date: Oct 03, 2014
Time: TBC
Location: Main Arena

Region III HS Rodeo
Date: Oct 10, 2014
Time: 09:00am
Location: Main Arena

2014 Graham Pumpkin Run
Date: Oct 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Open Door Christian School

D&G Barrel Productions
Date: Oct 17, 2014
Time: 08:00am
Location: Main Arena

Graham TX 4th Monday Trade Days
Date: Oct 24, 2014
Time: 8:00am
Location: Old AG Barn Hwy 67 & 5th St.

Young County Prospect Show
Date: Oct 25, 2014
Time: 08:00am
Location: Main Arena

PK Cutters
Date: Nov 07, 2014
Time: 08:00am
Location: Main Arena

Region III HS Rodeo
Date: Nov 14, 2014
Time: 09:00am
Location: Main Arena

Graham Holiday Marker
Date: Nov 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Young County Arena Barclay Room

Graham TX 4th Mondy Trade Days
Date: Nov 21, 2014
Time: 8:00am
Location: Old AG Barn Hwy 67 & 5th St.

Rotary Wild Game Dinner
Date: Dec 06, 2014
Time: 18:00
Location: Main Arena

Santa Shootout
Date: Dec 12, 2014
Time: TBC
Location: Main Arena

Graham TX 4th Monday Trade Days
Date: Dec 12, 2014
Time: 8:00am
Location: Old AG Barn Hwy 67 & 5th St.

Private Reserved Event
Date: Dec 20, 2014
Time: Private
Location: Barclay Room

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