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Arthur Wade Bickford, 2019 District 4 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Living Award inductee


Last updated 9/27/2019 at 11:47am

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Arthur Wade Bickford

Press release

Arthur Wade Bickford was born in Havre, Montana, Jan. 26, 1934, one of eight children, to Henry and Mary (Smith) Bickford. His father was a general laborer who eventually worked for the railroad, while his mother performed various jobs.

Wade liked horses but had no experience as a cowboy until Matt Morgan offered him a job exercising horses for the Border Patrol at age 13. He was ecstatic to have this opportunity where soon his natural talent as a horseman was expressed. Wade was thrilled when Matt gave him the opportunity to ride the border with him, from the Port of Wi...

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