MT Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees
News from the MCHF
WOLF POINT — The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announces their 14th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. 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 board of directors has designated 12 trustee districts across the state from which up to 20 trustees may be appointed. Nomination criteria established by the board for the Class of 2022 inductions allowed the election of one Living Inductee and one Legacy Inductee from each of the 12 districts.
District 10, including Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties inducted Gerald Lee “Jerry” Hamel of Dixon, with a Legacy inductee of the Miracle of America Museum in Polson.
Full biographies for past inductees are available on the MCHF & WHC’s website.