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February 1, 2024

Grace Moore

94-year-old former rodeo bronc rider Fritz Rehbein presents the 2023 Heston NFR buckles to West Texas Trail Museum curator Cindy Mosteller.

Among several other contributions to Moorcroft's West Texas Trails Museum (WTTM) made by former rodeo bronc rider and rancher Fritz Rehbein, including the handsome speckled bull that hangs on the wall, is a complete rodeo buckle collection.

Rehbein has been adding Hesston belt buckles to the collection for many years, donating the 2023 work of art last week.

"It belongs here," he says.

As WTTM director Cindy Mosteller began modifying the position of existing buckles to make room for the newest addition, she spoke of her familiarity with many of the buckles in the Rehbein display:

"My fam...

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