The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Western Legacy Center Shooting For Memorial Day Soft Opening


October 20, 2021


HISTORIC PLANS: Whitehall will be the home of the Western Legacy Center and Montana Pro Rodeo Hall & Wall of Fame, as announced at a press conference on Thursday, October 14. Champion bareback rider Deb Greenough (middle) shared his excitement about the center after Executive Director Jay Linderman (left) and Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman (right) spoke.

The Western Legacy Center (WLC) announced its plan to create a viable, vibrant tourism-based enterprise to generate economic and cultural value for Jefferson County. The Western Legacy Center will celebrate Montana's cowboy, cowgirl and rodeo culture and feature other historical themes including railroad, mining, mountain men, and Native American culture. The Center is expected to be in operation by May 2022 in time for the busy tourist season.

"The WLC will offer a one-of-a-kind visitor experience," said Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman. "Located in the very heart of Montana,...

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