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Former Dodson resident named to Cowboy HOF


September 25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & western Heritage Center (MCHF&WHC) announced the 2019 Class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and the late Benjamin F. Stevens of Dodson was named one of this year’s Legacy Award honorees.

“The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public,” states an organization press release. “Inductees are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana.”

“The Hall of Fame exists to honor those who have made an impact in their part of the state and represent Montana’s authentic heritage for future generations,” said Bill Galt, MCHF&WHC President. “Our volunteer trustees around Montana vote on nominations that come from the district in which they reside. This process gives the local communities a strong voice in who will represent them in the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.”

The MCHF&WHC divides the state of Montana into 12 districts and Phillips County is in District 1 along with Daniels, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley Counties. Each district names “Living Award” winners and “Legacy Award” winner. For 2019, the Disitrct 1 “Living Award” winner are Arvid Joseph and Linda Joy (Lee) of Plentywood while Stevens was named at the “Legacy Award” winner.

The MCHF&WHC website states biographies for this year’s award winners will be available soon and before the MCHF Annual Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering February 7 and 8, 2020, in Great Falls, Mont. The PCN will publish Stevens’ bio when it is made available.


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