BIG TIMBER – Big Sky resident Shana Langley was recently elected to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Board of Trustees.

At the organization’s annual dinner on Feb. 2 in Helena, Shana and her father Bill accepted an award on behalf of her grandfather, the late Richard “Dick” Carlisle Langley, for his induction into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.

“Apparently someone submitted my name, during their board meetings, after the induction ceremony,” Shana wrote in a surprised and delighted email to the Weekly. “Kind of cool, since that was the first time I ever met any of the board members… I was very honored to be included in such a great organization.”

Richard, who passed away at age 101, was honored for his contribution to the cowboy way of life between 1898 until his death in 1999. Rodeo photographer R.R. Doubleday immortalized the cowboy in a famous photo of Richard riding the bronc Sundance at the Cheyenne Frontier Days. Shana is also a lifelong horsewoman.

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame is set to be built in Big Timber.