Cattle ranching roots run deep in Lavaca County where Washington West moved his family in 1854 from Tennessee. West’s son, George, was one of the first to drive cattle to Kansas in 1867. Along with brothers Ike and Sol, he continued to trail herds north through the 1880s. The Lavaca Historical Museum houses the Texas State Championship High School Rodeo Hall of Fame as well as collections of local historic items about ranching and pioneer life in Hallettsville and surrounding areas.
Lavaca Historical Museum