Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
A "Must See" in the Ft. Worth Stockyards
by: Bobby McDonald
Have you been to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, while visiting Ft. Worth? If not, you're in for a real treat and should make it one of your "stops" on your next trip to the Ft. Worth Stockyards. The Museum is "chocked" full of memorabilia and information on everything Western. Imagine the saddle and buckles won by Champion bullrider, Lane Frost, photos of some of the famous rides he made in his "8 Second" performances.
Or, how about his friend and fellow rider, Tuff Hedeman? It's all in the Texas Cowboy Hall of fame, documented in booths with collections of their careers, as well as video presentations at each stop, that highlight their outstanding rodeo careers.
But, it's not just the rodeo performers, but Western Music icons, like George Strait and Willie Nelson, cutting horse pioneers, baseball great Nolan Ryan, and anyone that has contributed to the Western way of life, in Texas. You'll be taken down "memory lane" at every stop, as you relive those outstanding individuals who have contributed to the Western lifestyle in the state of Texas.
The individual displays are arranged in booth format for easy viewing of each individual cowboy.
But, that's not all. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame also features a display of the "Sterquell Wagon Collection" that traces Texas' history as the pioneers made their way across the state in settlement.
The Museum also features the John Justin Trail of Fame, that traces the history of the cowboy boot, as it helped to "tame the west."
This section documents the famous Chisholm Trail.
And, if you're still intent on even more Western knowledge, the museum offers this giant display of all types of bridle bits that have helped to "tame" the horses of the West.
Located appropriately near the exit of the museum, is this "fancy" cowboy hearse, that took several cowboys to their final resting place, certainly "in style!"
You're certain to enjoy the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, so make plans to attend, on your next visit to the Ft. Worth Stockyards!!!