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Buttons, Art, & Artifacts
Buttons, Art, & Artifacts
Classic collectors buttons and various versions of Ruby through the years plus various other turkey artifacts.
This logo was created for the 1972 Cuero Turkey Trot and Centennial Celebration, and was adopted into the following Turkeyfest in 1973. It is still seen around Turkeyfest, and was the basis for the 2007 CTF button.
A "Shaving Permit" button from the 1972 Cuero Turkey Trot. This was for the beard growing contest for the festival. You had to pay a small fee in order to be clean shaven during the fest. The button was your permit.
Another button from the 1972 Cuero Turkey Trot.
Another button from the 1972 Cuero Turkey Trot. This one commemorates the dress competition that was held in honor of Cuero's centennial celebration. Yes, that is a bell attached to the button.
Minnesota artist Bob Bartley created this famous cartoon of a racing Ruby Begonia and Paycheck in the early 1970s.
A cartoon from Worthington, MN artist Bob Bartley depicting the 1975 Great Gobbler Gallop and the Race Teams.
A food or beverage ticket from the 1975 Cuero Turkeyfest.
Turkeyfest Dance Ticket from 1975.
A 1970s drawing of Ruby Begonia for the official Race Team uniform.
The image of the flying turkey dates back to the early days of Turkeyfest and is still used today.
A button from the early days of Turkeyfest.
Event poster from the 1979 Turkeyfest.
1986 Turkeyfest Schedule of Events, Front and Back, unfolded.
1986 Turkeyfest Schedule of Events, inside cover, unfolded.
1986 Great Gobbler Gallop Rules Book
This retro racing turkey was featured on the 1987 Turkeyfest Schedule of Events brochure.
1987 Turkeyfest Schedule of Events. Front and back cover. A map of the downtown mall is featured.
1987 Turkeyfest Schedule of Events inside cover.
The official button from the 1992 Cuero Turkeyfest.
The official button of the 22nd Annual Cuero Turkeyfest of 1994. Yes, it sparkles.
The CTF brand made its debut in 2004.
The official button for the 2004 Cuero Turkeyfest.
Official button for the 2005 Cuero Turkeyfest. The film strip notes the documentary "Ruby's Town," while the hammer honors the memory of Neal Lapp who died earlier that year. Neal was a legendary Turkeyfest volunteer.
The official button of the 34th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest of 2006.
The National Turkey Racing Association was given a face in 2007 when this catchy "official" logo appeared on the scene. Since then, it has appeared in various print media and Race Team shirts. Artist: Jeanette Pritchard
The official button for the 36th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest in 2008. Artist: Brittany Garza
Unofficial logo from 2009.
Official button of the 37th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest in 2009. Artist: Brittany Garza
The official button for the 38th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest in 2010. Artist: Brittany Garza
The official button for the 39th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest of 2011.
This panorama was created for the 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot in 2012. The first half is the imagined Turkish lands of the old Turkey Trots, which fades into the modern skyline of Cuero. Artist: Brittany Garza.
Official button of the 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot of 2012.
Logo for the 40th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest in 2012. Artist: Brittany Garza
The 2013 Turkeyfest button honoring Harvey Schumacher, Roy Binz, and Floyd Doehrman.