Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage inductee
October 4, 2019
JOSEPH H. "PROC" PROCTOR (1856 – 1938)
YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019
DISTRICT OF INDUCTION: 3
Rosebud County area had a notable number of cowboys in earlier days, but one of the most remembered is Joseph H. 'Joe' Proctor, better known later, as "Proc." Joe was born into slavery in Texas and spent his first 15 years on a cotton plantation. Uncertain of the year of his birth, he did remember that when he was about age six, he was put to work chopping weeds out of a cottonfield, but that he didn't know the weeds from the cotton plants. Therefore, he was soon tasked with keeping the chickens out of...