While traveling through west Texas this weekend we passed through Anson and found it to be an interesting place.
1. Anson is the county seat for Jones County. The city and county were named for Anson Jones who was the last president of the Republic of Texas.
There are several nice murals, but this is the only one I took a picture of.
2. Every December since 1885 the town of Anson has hosted the Cowboy’s Christmas Ball to honor the ranch men who work so hard all year. There is a mural inside the Post Office of this event.
In 1890, William Lawrence (Larry) Chittenden made the ball famous by writing a poem about it.
In 2011 Michael Martin Murphy recorded the poem. You can hear it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx5XuwNo2iM