Latest from Candy Moulton
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Veteran Legacy & New Exhibit At Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum
Church Hill Firnekas of Buffalo enlisted in the army in 1917 and took 10,000 horses and mules to France. The sea was rough and they couldn’t land. But in true Wyoming cowboy style, Church jumped on a mule and rode him overboard. The horses and other mules followed and they all made it to the shore.
Candy MoultonSeptember 15, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Mickey and Bill Thoman, a Cowboy Couple
Mary A. “Mickey” Thoman rode into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame five years ago and on Saturday her late husband William “Bill” Thoman will join her in the elite group of women and men recognized in the Cowboy State for their cowboy work.
Candy MoultonSeptember 12, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: A Hamilton Cowboy Legacy
Wyoming was not even a territory in 1857 when 29-year-old Richard Henry Hamilton came west from Missouri to settle at Fort Bridger. He and his son, Charles Beal Hamilton, represent a four-generation cowboy legacy with their 2023 induction into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Candy MoultonAugust 31, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Mary Flitner – My Ranch, Too
Mary Budd Flitner was the second of three daughters and her father expected them to “do a day’s work” on the ranch. They learned how to “read” and “finesse” cattle by understanding behavior and anticipating what cattle might do next.
Candy MoultonAugust 27, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Marion Scott, Campbell County Cowboy
In 1949, the Scott Ranch had no equipment to move the record-breaking snow, so horses provided the power for all the work. At 17-years-old, Marion loaded 400-500 pounds of cake on two pack horses and rode seven miles through the deep snow to feed their cows. He did this every day for weeks.
Candy MoultonAugust 19, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Pat Dew
In 1913, when he was 21, William Patrick "Pat" Dew drove a wagon from Nebraska to Pinedale where he soon found a cowboy job in Big Piney country, spending most of his time on the round-up and on the range. Dew will be inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame in September.
Candy MoultonAugust 15, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Marie Jordan Bell -- Iron Mountain Cowgirl Who Earned Her Spurs
The passion that Marie had to be horseback and actively involved in working with cattle was evident when her horse jumped an icy creek and fell on her when she was in her late 70s. Doctors said she would never ride again. She proved them wrong.
Candy MoultonAugust 08, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Bill Francis, Cowboying in Jackson Hole
After serving on the front line in Europe during World War I, earning sharpshooter status, Bill Francis returned home to Jackson Hole and was horseback nearly every day, working cattle, breaking and training horses, and maintaining his cowboy lifestyle working right beside his wife. He was inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2021.
Candy MoultonAugust 01, 2023
A Southern Wyoming Rendezvous: A Serving of Homemade Ice Cream and History
Trapping, trading and black powder were buzzing again in the Grand Encampment area of southern Wyoming for living history day. Visitors get to tour a tie hack cabin, one-room schoolhouse, stage station, a livery filled with wagons, and even a two-story outhouse.
Candy MoultonJuly 29, 2023
34-Years Ago Sunday, Lane Frost Died At Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cowboys Remember
It’s been 34 years since Lane Frost’s last bull ride at Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 30, 1989. This week, bull riders in Cheyenne remembered Frost and what he means to the sport.
Candy MoultonJuly 29, 2023
Time to Celebrate: Cheyenne Frontier Days & The National Day of the Cowboy
As cowboys and visitors arrive in Cheyenne for Frontier Days, they are following in the long traditions of the western celebration. Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees have saddled up to ride in Cheyenne for decades. And today we recognize the traditions for National Day of the Cowboy.
Candy MoultonJuly 22, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Stepp Family Forges Way For Black Cowboys
Alonzo Theodore “Lon” Stepp, born in 1874 in Berea, Kentucky, to formerly enslaved father Archie Stepp and Anne Blythe Stepp, never set out to be a cowboy, but he came to Wyoming to spend a summer on a ranch in the Fontenelle area and forged a new destiny.
Candy MoultonJuly 18, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall Of Fame: From Brush Creek to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
The first cowboy to walk across the stage and be inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame was Tim Barkhurst, a lifelong cowboy and rancher from Saratoga. Tim was inspired by his uncle, Jesse Barkhurst who once rode for the Buffalo Bill Wild West.
Candy MoultonJuly 16, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame 2014 Inductee Nate Champion
In the annals of Wyoming cowboy history, one name is recognized by anyone who has even glanced at a Wyoming history book: Nate Champion. His story has been told by historians, and novelists, by screenwriters and songwriters.
Candy MoultonJuly 11, 2023
Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Saddles Up with Cowboy State Daily
Cowboy State Daily is partnering with the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame to bring to readers the stories of the many great men and women who have made their living in the saddle. There are 25 inductees into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame this year.
Candy MoultonJuly 08, 2023