Wyoming — where cattle first wintered over in 1852 and more than 600,000 grazed by 1882 — is The Cowboy State.
The livestock industry is the reason many of our ancestors have a history on the prairies between the Sweetwater and the Yellowstone, the Platte and the Powder, the Green and the Missouri.
This is the season to honor that heritage by nominating cowboys and cowgirls you believe are eligible and worthy of induction with the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Nominations close the last day of February 2019.
Anyone may put forth any nominee. Clear instructions for nominating are outlined at the WCHF website, and photos may be submitted along with each nomination. The website is wyomingcowboyhalloffame.com. Only online nominations submitted by the end of February 2019 can be accepted.
The link for nomination forms is http://www.wyomingcowboyhalloffame.com/nomination/
When nominations close, forms will be sorted and sent to regions in which the nominees reside. A person may possibly be nominated by more than one person, in which case all completed nominations will be forwarded together to the Regional Committees.
A wealth of knowledge about Wyoming’s significant cowboy culture exists across the state, and cowboys and cowgirls are best known by those they live and work among. Therefore, Regional Committees will first review nominations of potential honorees in their region. Selected nominees will then be submitted to the WCHF board of directors for final selection in May.
Regional committees will also identify nominees they wish to recognize at the local level, independent from that nominee’s consideration by WCHF for induction.
While the WCHF may induct a small number of nominees each year, Regions are welcome and encouraged to honor local cowboys and cowgirls in the number and manner they choose. All correctly completed nomination forms will be kept in a pool for future selection, if not selected the first year nominated.
Both WCHF and the Regional Committees may choose the number of inductees to be honored, with no minimum or maximum set.
Inductees to the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will be publicized state-wide and honored at an Induction Ceremony in September.
Your participation in nominating worthy candidates for WCHF is important to the Cowboy State’s ongoing heritage.