CFD Old West Museum hosts dedication ceremony for Miss Frontier banners

Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 12:57 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days kicked off this weekend. On Friday morning the CFD Old West Museum, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, the community and dozens of former Miss Frontier’s gathered to honor the Miss Frontier history and tradition.

There are now 90 banners representing every single Miss Frontier in its 90 year history. The project began when the Old West Museum and volunteers noticed that there was not a lot of recorded history about Miss Frontier.

“It became pretty obvious early on, that we had this vast collection of amazing images, and a lot of history, and most of the folks were still alive, still in the area. So we just wanted to do something special,” said Dean Dexter, the Vice Chair of the CFD Old West Museum Board of Directors.

Dexter said it means a lot to be able to highlight this history and continue to share it with the community and visitors. He said the completion of the project was driven by many community organizations, which is why Cheyenne is so special.

After the ribbon cutting and dedication by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, and a donation from Taco John’s, each former Miss Frontier in attendance, was given a gift as a thank you for being a part of history from Banner Capital Bank. For one former Miss Frontier, it was emotional for her to see all the banners for the first time.

“Definitely choked me up a bit. Because each one of these banners represents an entire year of Frontier Days and all the accomplishments we did as an organization, and we just have the privilege of representing that. So it’s pretty powerful to see the history and the legacy that everyone left,” said Miss Frontier 2006, Julianna “Boo” Dixon.

Dixon said being Miss Frontier was one of the biggest honors of her life. Current Miss Frontier, Bailey Bishop, and Lady in Waiting, Savannah Messenger also stopped by for the celebration.

For more information about the dedication, you can head to the CFD Old West website here.

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