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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.

PK Cutters
Date: Sep 04, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Main Arena

Private Party
Date: Sep 05, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Barclay Room

Region 3 HS Rodeo
Date: Sep 10, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Main Arena

Western Swing Event - featuring the beautiful Gourd Art of Georgia Cunningham
Date: Sep 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Old Post Office Musuem & Art Center

Opening Reception for the Cowgirl Photography Exhibit with Shannon Smith & Kelli Brown
Date: Sep 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Old Post Office Musuem & Art Center

Private Party
Date: Sep 12, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Barclay Room

KJRA (Kids Junior Rodeo Assoc.)
Date: Sep 18, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

Texas Camel Corps Program
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Time: Morning and Afternoon Shows
Location: Old Post Office Musuem & Art Center

Paws Event
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: 1551 4th St. - Tractor Supply Parking Lot

Oak Street Baptist Church
Date: Sep 23, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Barclay Room

Caleb Larson Memorial Event
Date: Sep 26, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

Team Sorting
Date: Oct 02, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Outback Arena

Rotary Wild Game Dinner
Date: Oct 03, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Main Arena

Chalupa Luncheon
Date: Oct 08, 2015
Time: 11am to 1pm
Location: Courthouse Lawn

Region III HS Rodeo
Date: Oct 09, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

Pumpkin 5K and Fun Run
Date: Oct 10, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Oak Street

D & D Barrel Race
Date: Oct 16, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

Opening Reception for History of the Six Flags
Date: Oct 17, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Old Post Office Musuem & Art Center

Historic Fort Belknap Days - Living History Event
Date: Oct 23, 2015
Time: 10 AM
Location: Fort Belknap

KJRA (Kids Junior Rodeo Assoc.)
Date: Oct 24, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Outback Arena

Young County Prospect Show
Date: Oct 31, 2015
Time: 09:00am
Location: Main Arena

First Annual Bear Crawl
Date: Oct 31, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Graham, TX

Cattlemans Clinic
Date: Nov 05, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

PK Cutters
Date: Nov 06, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

Graham Holiday Market
Date: Nov 07, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Barclay Room

Red Hot Region III High School Rodeo
Date: Nov 13, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

KJRA (Kids Junior Rodeo Assoc.)
Date: Nov 21, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

Provisional Booking
Date: Nov 27, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade
Date: Dec 03, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM (Stroll) 7:00 PM (Parade)
Location: Downtown Square

Motorcross
Date: Dec 05, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

Santa's Shootout
Date: Dec 11, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

Provisional Booking
Date: Dec 18, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

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