• Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum opens in Pawhuska

    By: Preston Jones , Ryan Love

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    PAWHUSKA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • The Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum held its grand opening in Pawhuska Wednesday morning.
    • The museum focuses on the life of Ben Johnson -- a famous cowboy from Pawhuska who won an Academy Award as well as a world championship in rodeo.
    • The museum has hundreds of items from dozens of roping world champions.
    • Some exhibits focus on the largest ranches in Osage County -- including the Drummond Ranch.
      • The museum's owner says the Pioneer Owman as boosted the local economy and he hopes the museum will add another attraction for people to come to town.
    • Admission is $12 and is free for children 6 and under.


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