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Montana State Cowboy Hall of Fame

City of Wolf Point Montana State Cowboy Hall of Fame

Adopted in February 2003.

The City of Wolf Point, adopted in February 2003 as Montana's State Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Wolf Point is the county seat of Roosevelt County and is the largest city in the county, boasting a population of about 3,200 residents. Located in the southwest corner of Roosevelt County, in the historic Missouri River Valley, Wolf Point is the trade center for northeast Montana.

Montana State Cowboy Hall of Fame: City of Wolf Point

Montana State Cowboy Hall of FameThe Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede is held the second weekend in July annually and boasts of being Montana's oldest professional rodeo. This three-day event is so action packed, no one will want to miss it! This P.R.C.A. sanctioned rodeo brings the best cowboys from all over to compete for prizes. The Stampede was officially started in the year 1915, but went on for many years prior. Early on, it began as a Native American day for riding and celebrating. Not long after that, local cowboys joined in riding untamed horses through the streets of a small town on the Montana Hi-Line. Today, the Wild Horse Race is the featured event. Each team consists of three cowboys on foot who try to saddle unbroken horses in the arena. It is quite exciting for both the competitors and the fans and is the highlight of the rodeo.
 

Montana Cowboy Hall Of Fame License Plates Available: Specialty plates supporting the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame are available through all county treasurers' offices in the state. The plate features a barback rider surrounded by a rope lasso over a background of the outline of the state of Montana with a red star marking the future home of the museum - Wolf Point. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these plates will go toward the efforts of the committee working on the new museum facilty.

MONTANA HOUSE BILL NO. 21
INTRODUCED BY F. SMITH

AN ACT DESIGNATING WOLF POINT, MONTANA, AS THE SITE OF THE MONTANA COWBOY HALL OF FAME AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO IDENTIFY IT AS SUCH ON OFFICIAL STATE MAPS.

AN ACT DESIGNATING WOLF POINT, MONTANA, AS THE SITE OF THE MONTANA COWBOY HALL OF FAME AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO IDENTIFY IT AS SUCH ON OFFICIAL STATE MAPS.

WHEREAS, Wolf Point has the oldest continually held rodeo in Montana; and

WHEREAS, Montana Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) yearend winners and Montana PRCA Circuit Finals contestants have chosen the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede Committee 12 times in the last 13 years as the Montana Pro Rodeo Committee of the Year; and

WHEREAS, Wolf Point is home of rodeo legend stock contractor, Marvin Brookman, who is currently the oldest active PRCA cardholder in the United States; and

WHEREAS, according to local history that is provided in Marvin Presser's book Wolf Point: A City of Destiny, it was during the midteens of the 1900s that "local Cowboys and Indians would hold an impromptu gathering and stage a little afternoon rodeo on the downtown dirt streets on a summer afternoon"; and

WHEREAS, Wolf Point is located on the stretch of US Highway 2, a coast-to-coast artery of the United States, that was originally part of the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway when it was first constructed in 1919; and

WHEREAS, local history reflects traditions of the Indian horsemen, along with some of the largest cattle and horse ranches in Montana; and

WHEREAS, Wolf Point is the birthplace of renowned Hollywood movie star, trick-rope performer, and American cowboy hero Montie Montana; and

WHEREAS, the hall of fame would be housed in conjunction with a museum facility currently in development along US Highway 2 in Wolf Point.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

Section 1. Montana cowboy hall of fame -- Wolf Point. (1) The city of Wolf Point is designated as the site of the Montana cowboy hall of fame.

(2) The department of commerce and the department of transportation shall identify the city of Wolf Point as the location of the Montana cowboy hall of fame on official state maps.

Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 1, chapter 1, part 5, and the provisions of Title 1, chapter 1, part 5, apply to [section 1].

Montana Legislature Archives

1-1-525. Montana cowboy hall of fame -- Wolf Point.
(1) The city of Wolf Point is designated as the site of the Montana cowboy hall of fame.
(2) The department of commerce and the department of transportation shall identify the city of Wolf Point as the location of the Montana cowboy hall of fame on official state maps.
History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 2, L. 2003.

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