This statue of the characters in the book "Ole Yeller" is in front of the city library. The author of the book, Fred Gipson, was born on a farm near Mason and spent his school years here. He returned to the area in his later years purchasing a ranch. The Disney movie based on the book was first shown at the Mason Odeon Theater in 1947.
An old one room school near Mason where Fred Gipson's sister Stella taught school. Stella Gipson Polk wrote several young adult works of fiction.