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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.

Buckle Series Barrel Race
Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 06:00pm
Location: Outback Arena

PK Cutters
Date: May 29, 2015
Time: 09:00
Location: Main Arena

Charlotte Edwards Barrel Clinic
Date: May 30, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Outback Arena

Friends of NRA
Date: May 30, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Barclay Room

LIFE Leadership Open Meeting
Date: Jun 02, 2015
Time: 20:00
Location: Barclay Room

4H Horse Clinic
Date: Jun 03, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Outback Arena

The Food Truck Championship of Texas
Date: Jun 06, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Downtown Square

Possum Pedal Bike Ride
Date: Jun 06, 2015
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Downtown Square

Concert at the Historic Drive-In feat. Robert Earl Keen
Date: Jun 06, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Graham Drive-In

World Series Team Roping - Shelley Productions
Date: Jun 12, 2015
Time: 09:00
Location: Main & Outback Arena's

LIFE Leadership Open Meeting
Date: Jun 16, 2015
Time: 20:00
Location: Barclay Room

LIFE Leadership Open Meeting
Date: Jun 30, 2015
Time: 20:00
Location: Barclay Room

Ultimate Calf Roping
Date: Jul 03, 2015
Time: 09:00
Location: Main Arena

Graham Stampede Reining Event
Date: Jul 10, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

LIFE Leadership Open Meeting
Date: Jul 14, 2015
Time: 20:00
Location: Barclay Room

Relay for Life
Date: Jul 18, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Barclay Room

Ultimate Calf Roping
Date: Jul 24, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

LIFE Leadership Open Meeting
Date: Jul 28, 2015
Time: 20:00
Location: Barclay Room

PK Cutters
Date: Jul 31, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Main Arena

PK Cutters
Date: Aug 01, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Main Arena

4H Truck Raffle
Date: Aug 08, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Barclay Room

LIFE Leadership Open Meeting
Date: Aug 11, 2015
Time: 20:00
Location: Barclay Room

TX Smoking Guns - Cowboy Mounted Shooting
Date: Aug 15, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Outback Arena

Provisional Booking
Date: Aug 21, 2015
Time: TBC
Location: Main Arena

Hay Day
Date: Aug 25, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

LIFE Leadership Open Meeting
Date: Aug 25, 2015
Time: 20:00
Location: Barclay Room

Monty Stockard
Date: Aug 29, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Main Arena

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Young County Prospect Show
Date: Oct 24, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Main Arena

Provisional Booking
Date: Oct 24, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Outback Arena

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

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

Provisional Booking
Date: Nov 13, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

Provisional Booking
Date: Nov 20, 2015
Time: 08:00
Location: Main Arena

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

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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