FORT WORTH (AP) – It’s been 30 years since Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

An exhibit about her life opens this week at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth.

She’ll speak Wednesday at a preview of the exhibit called “The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor.”

The 3,000-square-foot exhibit features some items from her family’s ranch and photos from her time on the bench before her retirement in 2006.

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O’Connor is an El Paso native who spent summers on her family’s Arizona ranch that initially didn’t have electricity or water.

In 2002 she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. It honors women whose pioneer spirit typifies the American West.

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