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Chester A. Reynolds Awards

In 1990, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (formerly National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center) established the Chester A. Reynolds Award, named in honor of the founder of the Museum. This special award does not include an induction into one of the Museum’s three Halls of Fame.

Criteria for Nomination

The Chester A. Reynolds Award is presented to a living honoree or group that has notably perpetuated the legacy of the American West through one or a combination of the following.

Dedicated to or promotion of the ideals of individualism, honesty, humility and integrity that are closely identified with the American West
A distinguished life’s work as a rancher, cowboy, or ranch hand
Leadership within professions or businesses that define themselves through their strong connection with the American West
The Award seeks to recognize individuals or groups who have demonstrated, through a single remarkable achievement or body of quality of work over a period of years, unwavering commitment to Western ideals and values.


Name State Vital Information Year Inducted
Cates, Jerry Texas 1938-2011 2012
Cator, Marshall Texas 1902-2002 2000
Council, Howard Oklahoma 1926-2014 2011
Davies, Donn D. New Mexico 1916-2005 1992
Dietrich, Harvey Arizona 1934- 2015
Donaldson, John W. Arizona 1920-2009 2003
Dorrance, Tom California 1910-2003 1995
Edwards , Don Texas 1939 2010
Flieger, Jo Curtis Arizona 1901-1998 1993
Gentry, Denny Arizona 1952 2002
Haythorn, Waldo Paul Nebraska 1917-2002 1996
Jarrard, Harold Wyoming 1919-2018 1997
King, Don Wyoming 1923-2007 1991
Logsdon, Guy William Oklahoma 1934-2018 2006
Marrs, Bob Texas 1927 2001
Martin, George E. Arkansas 1994
Martin, William Harding, Jr. Arizona 1925-2011 1990
McSpadden, Clem Oklahoma 1925-2008 2008
O'Neal, Boots Texas 1932 2013
Peek, Ellington California 1928 2007
Price, Byron B. Oklahoma 1948 2014
Reeves, Constance Douglas Texas 1901-2003 1998
Richards, Rusty California 1993- 2016
Ryan, Nolan Texas 1947 2009
Stadtler, Philip Norman California 1920-2011 2004
Stevenson, Mollie Taylor Jr. Texas 1945 2005
Trotter, Johnny Texas 1951- 2017
Trumble, Edward P. Colorado 1924-2018 1999
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