Werk inducted into Cowboy Hall of Fame
Last updated 11/19/2020 at 11am
From Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage
Duane Daniel 'Wieners' Werk
Legacy Award 2020, District 4, Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, and Liberty counties
Duane Daniel "Wieners" Werk was born July 12, 1935, in Malta to Charles and Calista (Barrett) Werk. His father was foreman for Miller Brothers E Bar Y Ranch and his mother cooked for the hired hands. His father taught him about ranching and livestock. Duane's first wages were earned at age 8, driving a team of horses and pulling a buck rake on the E Bar Y.
At a young age, Duane developed a good eye for cattle confirmation and could...