Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2012 inductions
Hall of Fame & Western
(MCHF & WHC) announced the fifth class of inductions into the Montana
Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from candidates nominated by the
public and Trustees of the MCHF & WHC that made a notable contribution to
the history and culture of Montana through 1980, no matter the year of death or
closure. Winners were selected by the MCHF & WHC Trustees.
is the second year that the MCHF has included a “Living” category in
addition to the Legacy Award category. The Class of 2012 includes at least one
inductee from each of 12 districts across the state. This year, 26 inductees
were selected as Legacy Award recipients and 11 inductees were selected in the
2012 inductees into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame are:
District 1 (Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt,
): Living Award – Cliff Wolfe, Scobey. Legacy Award – Horace Dewitt
Brewster, Southwest Phillips County; & Steve Marmon, Sr., Wolf Point.
District 2 (
, McCone, Prairie,
): Living Award – William James ‘Bill’ Brown, Jr., Sand Springs
(nominated in Living Category but deceased 3/2/12). Legacy Award – Daniel
Vincent Haughian, Terry; & Pierre Wibaux, Wibaux.
District 3 (Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Rosebud, &
): Living Award – C.M. Coffee,
. Legacy Award –
; & Lynne Taylor, Miles City/Shepherd.
District 4 (
, Choteau, Hill, &
): Living Award – Don Greytak, Havre. Legacy Award – Francis Bardanouve,
Harlem; & Roscoe ‘Doc’ Timmons,
District 5 (Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton, &
): Living Award – Fred Martin ‘Bud’ Connelly, Browning. Legacy Award
– Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Smith Collins, Choteau; & Richard Carlisle
, Sun River/Great Falls.
District 6 (Fergus,
, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum, &
): Legacy Award – (three-way tie) Ambrose V. ‘Kid Amby’ Cheney,
Stanford; Julia Loraine Jackson, Lewistown; &
’s Silver Dollar Saloon & Judith Hotel,
District 7 (Big Horn, Carbon,
, Sweet Grass, &
): Living Award – Ben Steele,
. Legacy Award – J.K. Ralston,
; (two-way tie) William ‘Bill’ Linderman, Red Lodge; & Sam ‘Sarpy
Sam’ McDowell, Hardin.
District 8 (Broadwater, Jefferson, & Lewis and
): Living Award – (two-way tie) Walter Benjamin Holland,
; & Stan Lynde,
. Legacy Award – Kleffner Ranch, East Helena; & Henry Sieben,
District 9 (
, Meagher, &
): Living Award – William P. ‘Bill’ Loney, White Sulphur Springs.
Legacy Award – Peter F. Karst,
Gateway & James W. ‘Cap’ Overstreet,
District 10 (Flathead, Lake,
): Legacy Award – Vern E. ‘Bud’ Cheff, Sr., Ronan.
District 11 (Mineral,
): Living Award – Pete Sacks,
. Legacy Award – Irvin G. Wortman, Stevensville; (two-way tie) Archie Lynn
; & Norman McLean,
District 12 (Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Silver Bow, Granite,
): Living Award – Johnny France, Ennis. Legacy Award – Gertrude
; & Chief (Tin doi) Tendoy,
the initial round of inductions to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2008,
including this year’s inductions, 147 historical figures have been honored as
inductees. Full biographies for past inductees are available on the MCHF&WHC’s
the end of April, the MCHF & WHC announced the culmination of its request
for proposal process and the selection of Big Timber as the future building
location for the organization’s headquarters. The MCHF & WHC will utilize
the highly visible
and surrounding land off I-90 for its campus. This site will serve as one of
many ways the organization works to honor
’s cowboy way of life, American Indian cultures and the roots of
’s Western heritage.
For more information about the Montana Cowboy Hall of
Fame & Western Heritage Center, or for more details on the Montana Cowboy
Hall of Fame inductees, please contact Christy Stensland by calling (406)
653-3800, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visiting http://www.montanacowboyfame.com.
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