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Birth place or City of origin: Dallas
State of origin: TX
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The G.H. Schoellkopf Company was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1869. His son, J. Fred Schoellkopf became VP around the same time that they published their first saddlery catalog in 1887 and it is considered one of the earliest known Texas saddle, tack and hardware catalogs. They used the White Elephant Brand trademark until the early 1900s when they adopted the “Famous Jumbo Brand”. The shop flourished and by the 1920s their catalog had expanded to over 350 pages with a diversified array of cowboy equipment. The company changed with the times and trends and even manufactured silver saddles when the demand of paraders called for them in the late 1940s and 1950s.


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