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Regional committees in 10 different areas of Wyoming researched and scored over 50 nominations and sent the top picks to the WCHF State Board of Directors. The State Board also selected several nominees. (Courtesy WCHF)

Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

CASPER – The men and women who will be inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2024 have worked the open range, remote grazing allotments, and  worked thousands of head of livestock.

This year’s class includes 23 cowboys from 15 counties. All of them have at least 45 years of cowboy work under their belts.

Through an online platform that displays and preserves individual stories and photos, the organization honors contributions to Wyoming’s history made by cowboys and cowgirls. They will be recognized at the 11th Annual induction ceremony at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, Oct. 11 and 12, 2024.

Regional committees in 10 different areas of Wyoming researched and scored over 50 nominations and sent the top picks to the WCHF State Board of Directors. The State Board also selected several nominees.

Formed for historical, cultural, literary, and educational purposes, WCHF’s chief goal is, “to preserve, promote, perpetuate, publish and document Wyoming’s working cowboy and ranching history through researching, profiling and honoring individuals who broke the first trails and introduced that culture to this state. WCHF plans to collect, display and preserve the stories, photos and artifacts of such individuals and anything else that will honor and highlight their contributions to our history.”

The 11th annual induction ceremony will be at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper on Oct. 11-12, and is open to the public.

Region 1:
Campbell County – Steve Bossman, Oshoto, Matt Avery, Gillette, and George Amos, Gillette
Crook County – John Jack Shelldorf, Sundance
Weston County – Matilda “Tillie” Mae Bock Sewell, Osage

Region 2 :
Platte County – Alva Miller, Chugwater

Region 3:
Albany County – Dallas Talbott, Laramie, and Norman C. Hanks, Garrett
Laramie County – Ronald McDonald, Burns

Region 4:
Converse County – Byron Eugene Wollen, Douglas

Region 5:
Johnson County – John P. Gammon, Buffalo

Region 6:
Park County – George E. Brown, Cody
Washakie County – Samuel Reed Hampton, Worland

Region 7:
No Inductees

Region 8:
Fremont County — Richard D. Ellis, Lander, Carl Riley, Riverton; and Charles Randall “Tuffy” Van Patten, Lander
Hot Springs County – Jim Dowdy, Thermopolis

Region 9:
Uinta County – Ida Kaye Harvey Sadlier, Robertson

Region 10:
Sublette County – John C. Budd, Big Piney, Kevin W. Campbell, Bondurant; Gary Lozier, Big Piney, and Steven C. James, Daniel
Teton County – Norman Rezin “Bill” Tanner, Jackson 

 

 

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