Lea County Cowgirls

Lea County Cowgirls (HM1E7W)

Location: Tatum, NM 88267 Lea County
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N 33° 15.422', W 103° 14.835'

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Dessie Sawyer (1897-1990)

— Fern Sawyer (1917-1993) —

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Dessie Sawyer was a rancher, philanthropist and political activist. Her work with community and charitable organizations advanced her into politics. She became the National Committee Woman of New Mexico's Democratic Party. Her advocacy of thewestern way of life was recognized by her induction into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1981.

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Dessie's daughter, Fern Sawyer, became a celebrity cowgirl. She was the first woman to win the National Cutting Horse world title. She also became the first woman appointed to the State Fair Commission and the State Racing Commission. She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1976.
HM NumberHM1E7W
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 663268 N 3681152
Decimal Degrees33.25703333, -103.24725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.422', W 103° 14.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 25.32" N, 103° 14' 50.10" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 Bledsoe Hwy, Tatum NM 88267, US
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