Kathryn Binford

1976 Cowgirl Honoree – Texas

Binford,Kathryn

(1888-1987)

Kathryn moved to Texas from Illinois and married Gene Binford in 1910. Together, they forged a large ranch near Wildorado, stocking it with Hereford cattle, building fences, and farming a few acres. When Gene died in 1934, Kathryn raised their two daughters and managed the ranch alone, often driving wagons through the snow to feed cattle or riding out to mend fences. Kathryn became a successful rancher and an influential civic leader.