National Day of the Cowboy occurs every year in the month of July. This year it was July 24, 2010, which means we missed the date, but it also means you should put next year’s date on the calendar. Its purpose is to preserve the cowboy heritage so inherent to Tuolumne’s great history. National Day of the Cowboy is a nonprofit organization. They have worked with the US Congress to create a National Day of the Cowboy in order that the history and culture of the cowboy can be preserved and shared for the public good through education, the arts, celebrations, gathering, rodeos, and community activities.
They have created a website, www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com to educate the public on every aspect of cowboy culture from lore, history, music, and local events. Tuolomne County wants to participate in as many ways as possible so if you have a museum, organization, western themed publication, radio program or anything else we can use to spread the word and participate in National Day of the Cowboy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject of the email should be “Western Connections”.