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Bill Martinelli featured in
Rodeo News Publication

The Cowboy Museum was more than happy to answer a call for help when Rodeo News Publisher, Siri Stevens called and wanted to feature our own Bill Martinelli in the magazine’s December issue in the “Back When They Bucked” article. This is a popular article for the bi-monthly magazine and this issue will be on hand in Las Vegas during the WNFR. “We were excited to get the call, and it brought back great memories as we were going through our pictures of our rodeo lifestyle. Was it really that long ago?” laughed Bills wife Kay Martinelli.

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The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is dedicated to preserving our local western history. Become a member and make a difference.
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2013 AG Scholarships Recipients

2011 Ag Schoolarship recipientsThe Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to present our 2013 Scholarship recipients. Applicants were invited to a panel interview with members of the Scholarship committee, were their applications, essays and interviews were scored and tallied. Graduating students in Stanislaus County are eligible to apply as well as members of the Cowboy Museum who may live outside of our County. Also awarded was the Lowell C. “Doc” Dorius Memorial Scholarship. Each of these students will receive $1000 toward their college tuition upon enrollment this fall.
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The Oakdale Cowboy Museum contains the sights, sounds and smells of our western heritage. Upon entering the Cowboy Museum, one quickly notices the memorabilia that illustrates the lifestyle of the American Cowboy. The unique skills of the leather crafter are seen on the finely tooled leather saddles that surround the two galleries of the Museum. (Read More)

New Exhibit

“The Tales of the Yosemite Back Country, Mather Saddle & Pack Station, operated by the Barnes Family since 1929”

In partnership with Yosemite National Park, the Oakdale Cowboy Museum is excited to join the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. The Grant Act, signed by President Lincoln in June of 1864, was for the protection of the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. These two special places, both in what is now Yosemite National Park, were the first resources in the world set aside for preservation thereby planting the seed for the idea of national parks.

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Full Throttle Cattle Drive

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Back at the Ranch

Back at the RanchThis monthly members magazine has all the news form the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. Back at the Ranch comes free along with your Museum membership. Download back issues of the magazine in PDF format.
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Ghost Towns of the Mother Lode Hills

Ghost Towns of the Mother Lode Hills
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