Vol MMXIII, No 288
October 15, 2001
Statue of Legendary Coach, Tom Landry, Unveiled
Tom Landry Immortalized
ON this date in 2001, a 9ft 2 inch bronze statue of Tom Landry was unveiled during halftime of the Cowboys-Redskins game. The statue, on a star shaped pedestal, depicts Landry in his trademark fedora hat, holding his game plan. Landry died in February 2000 of complications from leukemia.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Created
On this date in 1966, President Lyndon B Johnson signed legislation creating the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas. Its most prominent peak, El Capitan has been a landmark for western travelers for over a century.