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Lea County Cowgirls -- US380 nr Tatum NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 33° 15.423 W 103° 17.879
13S E 658542 N 3681075
Quick Description: A historic marker on US380 near Tatum commemorates Dessie and Fern Sawyer, Lea County Cowgirls of yore.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2014 6:31:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMMF8A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
Views: 1

Long Description:
A historic marker east of Tatum on a dusty stretch of otherwise bleak state highway department property commemorates Dessie and Fern Sawyer, mother and daughter, also famous Lea County Cowgirls.

The marker reads as follows:

"LEA COUNTY COWGIRLS
DESSIE SAWYER (1897-1990)
FERN SAWYER (1917-1993)

Dessie's daughter Fern sawyer became a famous cowgirl. She was the first woman to win the National Cutting Horse World Title. She was also the first woman appointed to the State fair Commission and the State Racing Commission. She was indicted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1976."

Blasterz would be remiss if they did not point out that the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame is located in Fort Worth, Texas, Mama Blaster's hometown.
History::
LEA COUNTY COWGIRLS DESSIE SAWYER (1897-1990) FERN SAWYER (1917-1993) Dessie's daughter Fern sawyer became a famous cowgirl. She was the first woman to win the National Cutting Horse World Title. She was also the first woman appointed to the State fair Commission and the State Racing Commission. She was indicted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1976.


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