The Sheep Statues of San Angelo

If you ever find yourself in San Angelo, Texas one of the first things you'll notice about the city is that there are statues of sheep out front of many of the local businesses. These fiberglass statues decorated by local artists commemorate San Angelo's historical importance as a wool marketing center. In 2007 to honor the Miss Wool of America pagent the local nonprofit, Downtown San Angelo, came up with the Sheep Spectacular. From the 2009 Standard Times Article by Justin Zamudio:

"The whole idea behind the Sheep Spectacular was to truly honor our heritage in San Angelo," said Brenda Gunter, vice president for Downtown San Angelo, and owner of Miss Hattie's Cafe & Saloon. "San Angelo was known as the wool capital of the world, and it is still an important economic base to the city."


Gunter came up with the idea for the Sheep Spectacular program after seeing the successful way other cities used fiberglass animals. She said the idea thrived because San Angelo could base the fiberglass animals on the city's history of being the center of the wool and mohair industry and the Miss Wool Pageant, a contest that would crown a winner annually.1


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San Angelo, Texas

From Wikipedia: "San Angelo is a city in the state of Texas and the county seat of Tom Green County in West Central Texas. According to a 2014 Census estimate, San Angelo has a total population of 113,820.The city is the principal city and center of the San Angelo metropolitan area, which has a population of 116,823."

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Goodfellow Air Force Base

From Wikipedia: "Goodfellow Air Force Base is a non-flying United States Air Force base located in San Angelo, Texas. As part of Air Education & Training Command (AETC), Goodfellow's main mission is cryptologic and intelligence training for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps. Military firefighters are also trained here as part of the 312th Training Squadron. It is the home of the 17th Training Wing (17 TRW). The base is named for World War I aviator First Lieutenant John J. Goodfellow, Jr."

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