Kansas cowboy hall of fame recognizes the year of the cowgirl _ jennifer m. latzke _ hpj. com

The induction weekend, Nov. Japanese baseball teams 18 to 19, 2016, brought the five honorees and their families and friends to Dodge City to celebrate. 2016 olympics team usa basketball roster The weekend happened to coincide with an already scheduled concert of Martina McBride’s at the United Wireless Arena, Nov. How to build a floating deck 18, 2016. Online baseball games During her show, KCHF Chairman Kim Goodnight, as well as Dodge City Marshall/Brand Ambassador Brent Harris and Boot Hill Museum’s Executive Director Lara Brehm presented McBride with her plaque and also swore her in as an honorary Dodge City Deputy.

Diana Vela, associate executive director of Exhibits and Education for the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, Texas, spoke about how cowgirls have played more of a historical role in the founding of our nation than one might automatically assume.

For example, she said, there was Lilla Day Monroe, a Kansas cowgirl who in 1894 became the first woman to be admitted to practice law before the Kansas Supreme Court and paved the way for women’s suffrage.

Then there was Wantha Davis, a female horse jockey in the 1940s and 1950s, who won more than 1,000 races at a time when women often were refused licensing in the sport. Anaheim stadium Davis, a Liberal, Kansas, native, is most remembered for defeating Johnny Longden in an exhibition match in 1949—but in only one news clipping was she ever referred to by her name, Vela said.

“Cowgirls have to be woven into the narrative of the West, and not just a side note,” Vela said. Laying paving slabs “The Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame should be commended for seeking out the women who shaped the West.”

Besides McBride’s status as a successful country music star, this Sharon, Kansas, native has used her fame to help charitable causes such as the National Network to End Domestic Violence. How to hit a fastpitch softball In 2003, she was awarded the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award for her good works for women and children.

Vicki Johnson, the Working Cowgirl inductee, was the oldest of five girls in her family that lived near Lakin, Kansas. Hardscapes sioux falls She grew up raising Shorthorn cattle and was active in livestock showing and judging in 4-H. Paving patterns In 1975, she started working for AID Feedyard in Syracuse, Kansas, and has continued to work in the cattle feeding industry since. Jain irrigation share price target Now working for Irsik and Doll Feedyard, Johnson continues to mentor women in the industry.

Margie Roberts Hart, part of the famous Roberts Rodeo Family of Council Grove, Kansas, was one of the top women bronc riders from the 1930s into the 1950s. Football teams in texas She learned her skills by helping her father and brothers train and break horses during the Great Depression. Softball pitching drills for beginners She had a long career as a trick rider in circuses and rodeos, and when she was just 19 years old she originated the “Dive trick,” where the rider leans forward over the horse’s head. Gardenia meaning Her long and colorful life took her from performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the Ladies Bronc Riding championship in 1940. How to pitch a stock Roberts Hart died in 1982, and is buried in Strong City, Kansas. Waddington ny In 1987, she was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Patio town Margie is also the sister of the 2005 KCHF Rodeo Cowboy inductee Gerald Roberts.

Representing the Cowgirl Historian category is Joyce Thierer, from Volland, Kansas, in the Flint Hills. Fantasy football rankings 2016 ppr Thierer is a first-person historical interpreter who often tells the story of the famous cowgirl Calamity Jane. Little league softball She’s developed numerous academic and historical presentations including the Ride into History first-person presentations series. Fence masters She’s authored the book “Telling History: A Manual for Performers and Presenters of First Person Narratives.” And she’s won many distinguished awards for her teaching and historical work.

Finally, Jane Koger rounded out the 2016 class, representing the Rancher/Cattleman category. Beach landscape photography Koger was born into a ranching family in Emporia, Kansas, and is one of five siblings to have ranching interests in Kansas. Football games download She and her youngest sister, Kay Lauer, bought land in Chase County near Matfield Green, which they later discovered had been originally homesteaded by their great-grandparents. Front porch building plans Since 1983, she’s operated the Homestead Ranch, raising a cow-calf herd. Backyard baseball 2007 She also has offered a program called Prairie Woman Adventures Retreat that allowed women to participate in hands-on ranching, while also giving Koger insight into consumer needs. Pavers boots clearance In 2004, she started the Homestead Ranch Renewal Initiative that experiments with patch burn grazing methods and works with several universities to conduct pasture management research. Football teams playing today Among her honors includes the Society for Range Management’s Excellence in grazing Management Award, and her designation as “Friend of Flint Hills” by the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan.

From the diverse class of 2016 honorees, it’s easy to see how the term “cowgirl” has a broad application, Vela noted. Football player logo team quiz game answers As she explained, working with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, in her experience people only think that “cowgirls” are those women who ride horseback, but it’s really any woman who shaped the West.

“Kansas has a deep well of honorable cowgirls that we need to be telling their histories,” she said. Landscaping costs per square foot “Cowgirls have largely been erased from history, and I congratulate Boot Hill on deciding this year to recognize the cowgirl.”