• Joe Davis, president of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, described sculptor Dustin Payne as “dedicated” and as an artist who does a lot of research for his project.
  • Workers unveil the Texas Rangers Heritage Center’s centerpiece, Dustin Payne’s “The Legend, The Lore, the Law” sculpture honoring the Rangers. Payne began work on the piece three years ago and said making the metal framework to hold all the weight was the biggest challenge.
  • Dustin Payne’s wife, Tammy, and his sons Dillon, left, and Brody join him as Fredericksburg gets its first glimpse at Payne’s “The Legend, The Lore, The Law” sculpture of Texas Rangers he created for the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. The Aug. 13 unveiling depicted life-size bronze statues of the history of the Rangers on horseback from 1823 to present day. Payne, whose non-direct ancestor, Charlie Goodnight, was a Texas Ranger, said he created this sculpture because he wanted to tell the Rangers’ stories.
  • Arah Campbell experiences the thrill and loudness of firing a 200-pound deck gun. This weapon was used as a ship cannon and would fire two-inch projectiles and was used in the early days of Texas.

‘The Legend, The Lore, The Law’ makes entrance

Centerpiece sculpture unveiled at Texas Rangers Heritage Center

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