Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame welcomes 2023 inductees

The Cowboy Hall of Fame works to keep cowboy culture alive in the Cowboy State
Published: Sep. 16, 2023 at 6:46 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Over the weekend cowboys and cowgirls traveled to Casper from all corners of the state to celebrate the 10th annual induction ceremonies for the Cowboy Hall of Fame class of 2023. On September 16, 25 inductees were welcomed into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Cowboy culture has changed significantly in the last century. The Cowboy Hall of Fame aims to preserve that way of life.

Both Stan Flitner and his wife, Mary, were inducted into the Hall of Fame over the weekend. “I’ve got some near and dear friends that were inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Most of them aren’t here, sometimes I have to go to the cemetery to have a good visit. It is humbling. It’s an honor and I think it’s a way to keep the cowboy life alive,” He says.

2023 inductee Larry Cundall says, “It’s humbling to see that people you respected your whole life being inducted and being part of that group is just a really good feeling.”

The feeling of humbleness is mutual among the inductees.

Scotty Ratliff is one of the founding members of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. He says, “If you’re really around some of these people who are inducted… they genuinely care. They’re humble. It’s not ego that’s brought them here, it’s their willingness to work hard, be kind and neighborly.”

Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees have officially made their mark on the Wild West.

Inductee Mary Flitner says, “It’s very flattering and it’s great to be with so many nice, kind, friendly people and to give reverence to the lifestyle and gone before, paved the way before.”