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Beverly Sparrowk

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Beverly Sparrowk, a champion barrel racer during the 1960s, became a leading cattle rancher and conservationist. She was director of the Girl’s Rodeo Association in 1972 and the first female president of the Foundation Beefmaster Association. She won the Chuck Yeager Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Association and continues to be recognized as...

Wilma Powell

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Wilma Powell came from a long line of ranchers. Carrying on her family’s ranching tradition, Wilma was active in community development and the preservation of Western heritage in the Texas Panhandle and northern New Mexico. Powell supported educating future ranchers in FFA and 4H clubs and was a living example of a lifestyle that has...

Velma B. Johnston

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Velma B. Johnston “Wild Horse Annie” was a tireless pioneer in establishing legislation for the protection of wild horses and burros across the United States. Her efforts were instrumental in getting the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act passed through Congress, which provides for the protection, management, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros...

Prairie Rose Henderson

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Prairie Rose Henderson made a name for herself during the golden age of rodeo as a champion bronc rider. She became a fierce relay racer, dazzling the crowds not only with her daring feats in the arena but also with her fashion sense and flair for beautiful and inventive performance costumes. 2008 Cowgirl Honoree –...

Audrey O’Brien Griffin

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Audrey O’Brien Griffin lives the cowgirl life with tenacity, generosity and passion. Before raising her family, Audrey was a member of the famous Flying Valkyries, a roman riding group in the 1950s and also worked in a Wild West show that traveled to Belgium. After her children were grown, her love for equestrian sports took...