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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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  • Connie Douglas Reeves (1901 - 2003)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Constance "Connie" Douglas was born in Eagle Pass, Texas, on September 26, 1901. She ...
  • Frances Kavanaugh (1915 - 2009)
    Frances Kavanaugh, writer of B-Western movies, daughter of Jewell Walton Simpson and Robbie Summeral (Booth) Simpson, was born Francheska L. Simpson in Dallas, Texas, on February 5, 1915. As a young gi...
  • Thena Mae Farr (1927 - 1985)
    Thena Mae Farr (December 16, 1927 – October 23, 1985), is a 1985 National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame inductee. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Margaret Clark Formby (1929 - 2003)
    Clark Formby (July 12, 1929 – April 10, 2003) was an American educator best known as the founder of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Formby, a rancher's daughter whose collection of cowgir...
  • Cindy Walker (1918 - 2006)
    Walker (July 20, 1918 – March 23, 2006) was a prolific American songwriter, as well as a country music singer and dancer. As a songwriter, Walker was responsible for many popular and enduring songs rec...


National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a museum and association which honors women of the American West who have displayed courage or spirit and who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit. The facility is located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, adjacent to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.


The museum was begun in the small basement of the library in Hereford, the seat of Deaf Smith County in West Texas by Margaret Clark Formby (1929–2003), wife of the radio broadcaster Clint Formby. Formby sought for a larger city to take over the exhibits, and Fort Worth won the competition. Formby's husband's uncle was the Texas politician Marshall Formby, a state senator, highway commissioner, and gubernatorial candidate.

Inside the museum

Hall of Fame honorees (partial list) (complete list)

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