Cowden F. Bar Ranch Medallion Plate Photo reads:

4 mi. SW on US 385, Besse Cowden Ward Ranch House. Home has since burned and been rebuilt. Cowden F. Bar Ranch Built 1922 on ranch of J. Hal Pegues. Here since 1932, it has been home to 5 generations, Walter and Eva Cowden family.

Stopping place for horsedrawn and early auto traffic of remote ranches for water--from area's first windmill and unique tankhouse--and change to town clothes. Hospitality maintained under ownership of Odessa's former "First Lady," Bessye Cowden Ward and Walter Fay Cowden Averitt.

Awarded Medallion Plate.
ODESSA (Ector Co.)---------------------------------------------------------------------(1964)

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