Celebrating this 100 year giant milestone in Eastland County History, the Ranger Historical Preservation Society presents The Most Spectacular Boom of All beginning October 14, 2017 with a parade and celebration Kick Off beginning at 2 p.m. followed by the Dedication of Historical Markers on the Ranger Historical Society’s portion of the original well site. Later that afternoon the 1st Cavalry Horse Detachment from Fort Hood will hold a demonstration at the Ranger Rodeo grounds prior to the Leon River Cowboy Church Youth Rodeo. On Sunday the Ranger Ministerial Alliance will host an event to be announced soon followed by a 5K run at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18 will be an Education Day on the 38 acre well site. Many events to educate students on the importance of the discovery are being planned. All school districts are encouraged to bring students to learn the story of how this historical event built not only Ranger but many communities in Eastland County.
Other events during the week are in the works including a street dance on Friday evening on the bricks of the Bankhead Highway in front of the site. The celebration will close Saturday, October 21 with an all day festival with vendors, entertainment, Poker Run, Nashville’s own Johnny Counterfit and more. Counterfit will perform at 6 pm under the giant tent to close the weeklong celebration. Ranger Chamber of Commerce will also be sponsoring a dance at the Ranger Rodeo barn that evening.
Mark your calendars for this once in a lifetime celebration of one of Eastland County’s most historical events of all time. October 14, 2017 through October 21, 2017.