The Cowboy Hall of Fame in conjunction with the Charlie Russell Museum of Great Falls announced the first Saddle of Honor Award to a famous Montana cowboy. Jim Peterson of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame explains about this new award of it’s kind in the state.
To receive this award the winner must already be a member of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The winner of the first Saddle of Honor Award is Charlie Russell. The boards of both organizations thought since Charlie Russell was the first inductee in the Cowboy Hall of Fame, he should also be the first honored with the Saddle of Honor Award. The announcement was made Friday afternoon at the Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls.