Margaret Pease Harper

1981 Cowgirl Honoree – Texas

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(1911-1991)

Margaret founded the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation and was the driving force behind the creation of the musical drama, Texas, performed each year against the backdrop of Palo Duro Canyon. A Minnesota native, she came to Texas by way of teaching assignments in Arizona and Peru. This teacher-turned-author and playwright also co-founded the Lone Star Ballet. Margaret maintained that the arts are an important part of society and should be shared by everyone.