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First Monday Trades Day

  Texas Historical Markers
Canton, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 33' 28.78436000016", -95° 51' 44.94000999996"
    Texas State
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     On the first Monday of each month in the early 1850s, Judges Oran M. Roberts and Bennett H. Martin held court in Canton, an event attended by townspeople and country folk alike. With large numbers of people present, court day also became the occasion for the common practice of auctioning stray horses. Within a short time horse trading and selling were prevalent and the day called Hoss Monday. After a few years the First Monday Trades Day expanded to include all kinds of goods. In 1965, the city purchased these grounds for the monthly event. (1973)

This page last updated: 8/23/2009 23:31:18

First Monday Trades Day Historical Marker Location Map, Canton, Texas