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Remembering Cowboy Chris Calvin

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Chris Calvin, better known as Cowboy Chris, is Terlingua gold. Over the years, he's built Cowhead Ranch - which resembles an old western town - to include several cabins, the Nine Point Social Club, a place to gather and cook meals, an old time saloon (BYOB), a stained glass crafted church, and a cemetery he calls "Return to Sender."

After a long life, Chris Calvin did just that. He "returned to sender" on January 22nd 2014, departing the planet on the same day he entered.

Excerpted from the audio above, Chris confirms what many know to be true, "This is my home, this is where I leave my bones. My heart and spirit is right here."

There will be a memorial celebration of Chris and his generous spirit at Cowhead Ranch on Saturday, March 8th at 10 AM.  The service will be in the morning and friends are encouraged to bring food and music to share as the day rolls on.

Cowhead Ranch is 53 miles south of Alpine TX on the east side of 118.

Jessica Lutz is a citizen reporter for KRTS, Marfa Public Radio.