The Apple Dumplin' Gang Proudly Presents

The Virtual Museum of CASI History

50+ Years of Chili History

CASI Virtual Museum Subject Index

Chili Appreciation
Society International, Inc.
501(c)(3) Corporation

Greetings: My name is Jim Stateczny, and I am the curator and creator of the Virtual Museum of CASI History. One might ask why anyone would go to the trouble of creating a museum for an organization that appears to simply sanction chili cookoffs all over the United States? There are also a few cookoffs that are held outside of the country. The truth of the matter is that the evolution of chili cooking, initially in the State of Texas, has been quite interesting. What transpired, primarily between 1975 and 1995, is a story all in itself. The monthly Terlingua Trails, which is the official monthly newspaper of CASI, is also a great source of information. The museum holds every edition of the Terlingua Trails that was ever printed. We have also accumulated quite a collection of articles that came from our members, the internet, and some well-known magazines. I certainly hope that you enjoy browsing through the museum, which occupies approximately 10 GB of disk storage. We are also quite proud of the amount of money we raise for charity. In addition to our national scholarship program, we have donated funds to local charities, such as school districts, fire departments, EMS, etc. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or any possible contributions you might want to give to the museum, please Click Here to send me an email.

Virtual Museum of CASI History - Site Index

Annual Championship
Associated Organizations
     Apple Dumplin' Gang
     Chili Hall of Flame
     Krazy Flats Saloon
     Rancho CASI de los Chisos Old 320
CASI Charities and South Brewster County
     Terlingua Area School District
     Terlingua Scholarships
Chili - State Dish of Texas - May 11, 1977
Chili Cooking History - 1992 thru 2016
     Access via Cookoff Date
     Access via Name of a chili cook
Document Archives
Domain Names Associated with CASI
Mission Statement
Monthly Newspaper - Terlingua Trails
Rancho CASI de los Chisos
     History of Rancho CASI de los Chisos - Bob Whitefield
     The Making of a Chili Ranch - Ken Large
Remembering CASI's Colorful Evolution
     Articles from CASI Members
          History of Chili Cookoffs - 5 Part Series - John Raven
          San Antonio Area Historiam - Joe Smith
          Terlingua Trails History - Past Editor - Myrl Coultas
          Terlingua Trails History - Past Editor - Doug 'Buckty' Seelig
     Articles from CASI Members - (Continued)
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Dean, Alan
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Duffield, Irene
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Gonzales, Louis
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Johnson, Dixie and Junior
          Terlingua Trails Writer - King, Ray
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Rodd, Ken
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Shands, Donn
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Williams, Tom
     Articles from the Web
     Friends Not To Be Forgotten
     CASI Pod's History
     Photo Albums from CASI Members
     Interesting Videos
Special Awards and Honors
     Chilihead of the Year
     Great Pepper of the Year
     Lifetime Achievement Award
     Navy of the Republic of Texas - Governor's Award - Admiral
     Navy of the Republic of Texas - Governor's Award - Yellow Rose
     New School Named After Longtime Educator - Hut Brown
     Pioneer Award
     Pod of the Year
     President's Award
     The Olympic Torch through Austin

A Jim Stateczny Production