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Looking Back on Legacy’s History

The Kowbell Indoor Rodeo stood in Legacy’s place for over 50 years before being demolished for fourth MISD high school

1959- Kowbell Rodeo Opened
On April 16, 1959, Bill Hogg and his wife, Jan Hogg, opened the Kowbell Rodeo Arena at 1263 N. Main St., the current address of Legacy High School. Rodeos were held every Saturday night. The arena also included a canvas top, making it the world’s first indoor rodeo. 

1961- Bill Hogg passes away
Bill Hogg became ill, and eventually passed away on Sept. 7, 1961. Jan acquired the rodeo and became business partners with Jack Ratjen, who was a part of the Ratjen Brothers Rodeo Company. In the following years, they added a permanent roof. 

2004- Kowbell Rodeo Closes
On Jan. 31, 2004, the Kowbell Rodeo held its final rodeo performance. The Kowbell held 2,338 consecutive Saturday night rodeos, which set a world record. The rodeo and the land it was built on were sold to Mansfield ISD with plans to construct the district’s fourth high school to combat population growth.

2007- Legacy High School opens
On Aug. 27, 2007, Mansfield Legacy became home to 2,100 students. The school colors, red and black, and mascot, broncos, were decided on by a committee led by Principal David Wright in 2006. 

1959- Kowbell Rodeo Opened
On April 16, 1959, Bill Hogg and his wife, Jan Hogg, opened the Kowbell Rodeo Arena at 1263 N. Main St., the current address of Legacy High School. Rodeos were held every Saturday night. The arena also included a canvas top, making it the world’s first indoor rodeo. 

1961- Bill Hogg passes away
Bill Hogg became ill, and eventually passed away on Sept. 7, 1961. Jan acquired the rodeo and became business partners with Jack Ratjen, who was a part of the Ratjen Brothers Rodeo Company. In the following years, they added a permanent roof. 

2004- Kowbell Rodeo Closes
On Jan. 31, 2004, the Kowbell Rodeo held its final rodeo performance. The Kowbell held 2,338 consecutive Saturday night rodeos, which set a world record. The rodeo and the land it was built on were sold to Mansfield ISD with plans to construct the district’s fourth high school to combat population growth.

2007- Legacy High School opens
On Aug. 27, 2007, Mansfield Legacy became home to 2,100 students. The school colors, red and black, and mascot, broncos, were decided on by a committee led by Principal David Wright in 2006. 

2019- Multi-Athletic Complex (MAC) opens
The bond to build the MAC was passed in February 2017, construction was started in September 2018 and substantially completed in July 2019. The MAC includes a weight room, team meeting rooms, bath and locker rooms, and a state-of-the-art athletic training facility. The second floor is unfinished, put is planned to become the new football locker rooms and coaches offices.

Today-
Legacy High School is home to approximately 2,545 students and is led by Principal Stephanie Bonneau. The Broncos field 18 varsity sports teams (nine male and nine female), and compete in the University Interscholastic Leagues’ 6A district 11. 

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Ryleigh Stinson
Ryleigh Stinson, Staff Writer
My name is Ryleigh, I play softball, and this is my first year on the newspaper staff.
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