Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

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A mockup of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame specialty license plate.

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame is a proposed hall of fame to be located in Wolf Point, Montana, as designated by the State of Montana in 2003.[1] The hall of fame is currently raising funds and was granted US$0.5 million in state funds for site development and project planning during a 2007 special session of the legislature.[2][3] The stated goal is to "honor those cowboys of the State of Montana who have led their lives in the companionship and duty of the cowboy spirit".[4]


The first round of legacy award inductees was announced on April 8, 2008. Trustees from the twelve districts voted on the nominees to arrive at 51 foundational members of the hall of fame. This initial round includes nominees who made their impact on Montana's western heritage between 1860 and 1920. An additional round of legacy award inductees is expected to be announced in 2009.[5][6]

District 1 (Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley counties)[edit]

District 2 (Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Richland, and Wibaux counties)[edit]

District 3 (Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Rosebud, and Treasure counties)[edit]

District 4 (Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, and Liberty counties)[edit]

  • "Long George" Francis
  • Marie Gibson
  • Jim McCoy
  • Honora Matilda Redwing
  • Winfield Scott Young

District 5 (Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole counties)[edit]

District 6 (Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum, and Wheatland counties)[edit]

District 7 (Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Yellowstone counties)[edit]

  • Plenty Coups
  • Dilworth Cattle Company
  • Charles C. Huyck
  • Charles McDonnell
  • William Franklin McLeod

District 8 (Broadwater, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark counties)[edit]

District 9 (Gallatin, Meagher, and Park counties)[edit]

Districts 10, 11, and 12 (Lake, Lincoln, Sanders, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Silver Bow, Granite, Madison and Powell counties)[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana Annotated Code, Sec. 1-1-525 Montana cowboy hall of fame -- Wolf Point". State of Montana. 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  2. ^ "House Bill No. 4" (PDF). State of Montana. May 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  3. ^ Green, Staci (2007-05-25). "Cowboy hall of fame gets $500,000". Wolf Point Herald-News. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  4. ^ M.W. Neutgens. "Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-01-23. 
  5. ^ Ecke, Richard (2008-04-12). "From crooks to cowgirls, Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees highlight state's intriguing history". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2008-04-12. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center Announces 2008 Legacy Award Inductees". 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 

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