T O Stanley Boots
Before Big Spring native T. O. Stanley bought Rios of Mercedes, he studied under masters like A. C. Williams in Dallas and Zeferino Rios in Mercedes.
In 1963 T.O. Stanley purchased Rios Boots in Mercedes Texas. At that time they were the oldest boot company in america. He changed the name to Rios of Mercedes boots. Mr. Kent Morgan became a financial partner of Rios Mercedes boots, and in 1979 he founded the T O Stanley boots company. Mr. Stanley has made cowboy boots for customers including 3 presidents of the United States, Movie stars like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Ben Johnson, Sam Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, and Tennessee Ernie Ford.