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Kay Whittaker Young

Kay Whittaker Young has been riding her entire life; she began competing at the professional level at age twelve. A member of several organizations, Young has sat on the board of Barrel Futurities of America since its inception. Additionally, Kay served as vice president and president of the GRA/WPRA. As president she promoted barrel racing...

Cornelia Wadsworth Ritchie

Cornelia “Ninia” Wadsworth Ritchie is the fourth-generation owner of the JA Ranch, the oldest ranch in the Texas Panhandle, and one still in the hands of its founding family. Named for her great-grandmother, Ritchie carries on the tradition of Cornelia Adair, who is celebrated for the passionate care she took of the ranch. Cornelia and...

Deborah Copenhaver Fellows

Deborah Copenhaver Fellows was ranch-raised in northern Idaho and grew up with a passion for horses and an avid interest in art. Both her father and brother won World Championships in professional rodeo, and Deborah herself traveled the professional circuit as a barrel racer. She won the title of Miss Rodeo Washington and runner-up for...

Mary Jane Colter

Mary Jane Colter, one of the few female architects of her era, has eleven buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and five of these buildings have been designated National Historic Landmarks. Known for creating structures in harmony with the environment, she developed a style now referred to as “national park service rustic,” which...