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Chester A. Reynolds and the Cowboy Hall of Fame
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TitleChester A. Reynolds and the Cowboy Hall of Fame
AbstractChester A. Reynolds, President of the H. D. Lee Company in Kansas City, Missouri, called the first meeting to discuss the building of the Cowboy Hall of Fame on January 20, 1955. Reynolds was born in 1887 in Fostoria, Ohio, and grew up in McCracken, Kansas. In 1953, "he formerly announced that he would invite the governors of seventeen western states as well as prominent cattlemen and leaders in the sport of rodeo to serve on a board of trustees of a shrine to be called the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum." Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, won among the final three cities for the location of the museum. Although Reynolds got the museum idea started, he died in Kansas City, Kansas, on January 7, 1958, and did not get to see the further development of the museum.
NotesThis book is Vol. 1 in the Western Legacies Series.
AuthorDavid Dary
PhotographerEd Muno
Date2005
SourceA Western Legacy: The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
LocationMVSC F 978 N27W
PublisherUniversity of Oklahoma Press
Chapter TitleHistory of the Museum
Page3-5
SubjectCowboys
Galleries & museums
Local SubjectMuseums
Reynolds, Chester A.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook Section
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Item ID217388
CONTENTdm number36930
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