Chris LeDoux inducted into Texas Trail of Fame
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
– The late singer and cowboy Chris LeDoux was inducted in to the Texas Trail of Fame on Oct. 27 at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards. Billy Minick from Billy Bob's Texas accepted the induction on behalf of the LeDoux family who had sent a letter to be read expressing their sincere appreciation for this honor.
The Texas Trail of Fame was established in 1997 to honor those have made a significant contribution to the western way of life. Throughout the walkways of the Fort Worth National Historic District, bronze inlaid markers have been placed in honor of their achievements.
LeDoux joins a list of Western icon greats such as Louis L'Amour, John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Wyatt Earp, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Tubb, Davy Crockett, Gene Autry, William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Bat Masterson, "Tex" Ritter and Bob Wills in the Trail of Fame.
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