Texas Archive of the Moving Image is loading...

10,000 Turks Protest Axes

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

No Sound on Film

  • Normal
  • Large video
  • Large content
  • Full video
"rtmpconf":{ type:"flv", file:"mp4:2006_00066_480x360.mp4", baseUrl:wgScriptPath + "/extensions/player/", streamServer:'texas-flash.streamguys1.com:443/vod', width:"480", height:"360", config:{ showBrowserControls:false }, poster:"/library/index.php?action=ajax%26rs=importImage%26rsargs[]=10,000 Turks Protest Axes tn.jpg%26rsargs[]=480", controls:{ _timerStyle:"sides" } }
  •  Rafters of turkeys walk down a Cuero street 
Loading Google Maps...
Mark Video Segment:
See someone or something you recognize? TAMI Tagging
Click begin and end to mark the segment you wish
to tag. Then enter your comment and click on Tag!
To: tamitags@texasarchive.org
Share this video

Send E-mail


[Hide]Right click this link, select 'open in new tab', and add to bookmarks:
  • About the video
  • Texas Locations
  • Keywords
In 1908, the first turkey dressing house opened in Cuero, Texas and that year farmers from DeWitt County farms began herding hundreds of turkeys through the city streets to the packing house. As the years progressed, more and more citizens of Cuero became fascinated by the comical scene of mobs of turkeys being led through the streets, and the Cuero Turkey Trot, and later Turkeyfest, was born. The Cuero Turkeyfest is still held every year during the second weekend of October and now consists of a variety of events, including the "Great Gobbler Gallop", a turkey race between the cities of Worthington, Minnesota, and Cuero, Texas.