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YOUR GUIDE TO SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST MONTANA From the tallest point in North Dakota to the breathtaking beauty of the Badlands ... From the proudly-owned shops strung along Bowman’s Main Street to the winding Enchanted Highway in Regent ... From the Montana waters of Baker to the mountains of Killdeer ... Southwest North Dakota and southeast Montana have much to offer throughout the year. The adventure is waiting. Let us guide you.

INSIDE 21-28 BOWMAN COUNTY 3-9 ADAMS COUNTY 10-18 FALLON COUNTY 19, 31 HETTINGER COUNTY 20, 30, 31 SLOPE COUNTY 33-35 DUNN COUNTY 29, 32, 36-40 BILLINGS COUNTY A 2014 COUNTRY MEDIA PUBLICATION COVER BY BRYCE MARTIN


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‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NORTH DAKOTA’ Hettinger, Lemmon chosen for joint state celebration

Hettinger’s Community Promotions Office recently received word that Hettinger, N.D., and Lemmon, S.D., were chosen as the only two towns in either state to be part of a joint 125th birthday celebration for both states. After being organized into Dakota Territory in 1861, the area that became North Dakota and South Dakota was later scheduled for entry into the Union on Nov. 2, 1989. On Nov. 2 of this year, both states celebrate their 125th year of statehood. In recognition of this milestone, a state-wide steering committee is spearheading a series of celebratory events throughout the state, including a two-month historical display at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, an August

event on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, the Nov. 2 grand opening of the new Heritage Center, and regional events around the state in June. The joint HettingerLemmon event is one of those special gatherings, celebrating the joint entries into the Union. “It’s an honor for both communities,” said Jim Goplin, Executive Director of the Adams County Development Corporation and chair of the Dakota Buttes Visitors Council. “We’ll do our best to help throw a memorable 125th birthday party.” Organized around the theme, “Sense of Place,” the June 16 afternoon and evening events will feature state and local dignitaries, singers, songwriters, performers and participants. This is a truly a

great honor for both communities since it is the only official joint event planned across both borders. “We have the opportunity to celebrate what was, what is, and what is yet to come,” said Earleen Friez, Community Promotions office manager and executive secretary of the Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’ll take all of us to make it happen.” The joint event will begin the afternoon of June 16 at Lemmon featuring S.D. author Kathleen Norris. The Hettinger event that evening will include a free meal and a celebratory program including a concert by well known North Dakotan singer Jessie Veeder Scofield and author Kathleen Norris as well as birthday cake.

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The Annual Fourth of July Celebration is undoubtedly one of the biggest celebrations put on by the town of Hettinger. This year’s Fourth celebration, which runs from Thursday, July 3, until Sunday, July 6, includes an array of events and activities from inflatables to street dances. The parade down Main Street takes on the theme of “Celebrating Big Pride in a Small Town.” Bands slated to play include: the Queen City Band, Power Play, and October Road. The Hettinger Jaycees Fireworks over Mirror Lake Park will, as always, bring the 4th to a magnificent close.

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VISIT AN ADAMS COUNT Y PARK

Hettinger park staple gets makeover

By Breanna Kaitfors | Record

If you’ve ever been to Mirror Lake Park, you know about the staple play tractor that has stood in the playground for years. Recently, that tractor got a much-needed makeover. West Plains Inc. has a program in each of their stores called a “values committee” and each quarter, that committee is responsible for selecting a way to give back to the community. For the first quarter of 2014, West Plains Inc. decided to undertake the makeover of the popular Mirror Lake Tractor. Since the committee was

BY KRISTINA WANG

really limited by the cold for their final project of 2013, they took to brainstorming about projects they could take on in the warmer spring months. They voted unanimously to spruce up the park. “It was a cute idea for the

kids and we really wanted to have it done in time for Easter,” said Kristina Wang, West Plains Inc. Service Writer and Office Administrator. The committee removed the tractor from the park on March 7. They hauled it off to the West Plains Inc. shop where employees of the store donated their personal time to work on the project. In all, Wang estimates the volunteers put in a combined total of 17 hours of donated time toward the project. The tractor was returned about a month later looking brand new. In order to make this makeover

possible, the tractor had to undergo some extensive renovations. Just some of the things the employees at West Plains Inc. did to improve the tractor include: adding support along the sides to make it sturdier and replacing boards on the front and in the wheel wells. They spent a lot of time sanding everything down in order to avoid splinters before giving the tractor a brand new coat of paint. When the tractor was originally built, it displayed a Case logo. Today, the logo is brand new and upto-date but still stands as proudly as the day it was built.

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Dakota Buttes Visitors Council Invites You To Hettinger’s upcoming events :

• May 31st

~ Hettinger Street Fest & City Wide Rummage Sale

• June 20th & 21st ~ Relay for Life

• July 3rd - 6th

~ 4th of July Celebration

Shop and eat during Hettinger’s Street Fest The Hettinger Street Fest is an annual event held on the Saturday following Memorial Day in conjunction with Hettinger’s Annual Citywide Rummage Sale. This year’s Street Fest is on Saturday, May 31. The 18th Annual City Wide Rummage Sale kicks off the Street Fest

with special sales at participating businesses throughout the day. Other activities include a car wash fundraiser held at RZ Motors Wash Bays by the Pin Club, Fun of the Run Amusements, the Annual Burgers & Brats lunch served in Centennial Square and a wrestling show.

A Spring fling Spring Fling is a fundraiser for the Adams County Fair. The Southwest Student Choir Group from Hettinger, which will be going on tour to Chicago in June,

will provide entertainment. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. with a 4-Meat BBQ Dinner starting an hour later. A Pie Auction will follow dinner.

• July 31st - August 2nd ~ Adams County Fair

• August 2nd

~ Hettinger Rodeo

• November 28th

~ Wake Up Santa Fireworks & Lighted Parade

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‘Save the Granary’ Hettinger Park Board looking to restore old granary

By Breanna Kaitfors | Record The Hettinger Park Board and Southwest Grain did a land exchange in the summer of 2013. Southwest Grain used their new piece of land to build their new agronomy center. When the Park Board inherited their land, they also took control over the huge granary that sits just north of Mirror Lake Park. “It was probably more Southwest Grain who wanted the exchange; they needed the land for their new agronomy center,” said Loren Luckow, “Save the Granary” treasurer. The wooden granary stands at 40 feet wide by 120 feet long. The Park

Board originally planned to have the old building torn down or moved away and to have the concrete floor removed. Three men had bigger ideas. John Muth, Mike Marion and Kent Brackel proposed the idea of keeping the building and renovating it to become a multi-use facility. They convinced the Park

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The ‘Save the Granary’ comittee hopes to have the project completed in time for Hettinger’s Annual 4th of July Celebration.

Board to approve the project and a “Save the Granary” committee was formed. The committee is made up of John Muth, Mike Marion, Kent Brackel, Katlynn Weinert, Terry Spratta, Loren Luckow and Seth Skogen. “It will definite-

ly benefit the community in more ways than one. It’s good for youth activities and adult activities. It’s great especially for family activities to keep them out of the elements,” Luckow explained. Just a few of the future uses of the facility include: indoor picnic shelter, 4th of July noon meal, family picnics/reunions, weddings/receptions, rummage and auction sales, concerts/dances, farmers market and a variety of youth activities. Many things will be happening to this structure in the near future in

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HIGH PLAINS ADVENTURES - 2014 order to make it into a functioning facility. New wiring with a 200-amp service, garage doors on either end, walk out doors and windows on either end, kitchen base cabinets along with a double sink and adequate outlets for crockpots/roasters, indoor bathrooms and storage areas are all things that will take place in the granary. In the future, tables and chairs will also be stored in the building permanently.

‘Save the Granary’ Project begins The “Save the Granary” project is up and running. Mike Marion has completed the repairs to the concrete floor, Drolc Electric has dug in the main line to the building and has installed the 200-amp service and the Fire Department recently hosed down the interior. Buckmier Excavating will trench in the water and sewer lines and

Page 9 then Muth Plumbing will be able to install the bathroom fixtures. Bob Kudrna has offered to build 24 feet of kitchen cabinets to go along the south wall. The garage doors and walk out doors have been ordered along with the steel siding for the east and west ends. Installation will take place as soon as possible. The fundraiser for the project is going well. In addition to the monies available from the Hettinger Park Board (including $7,500 from Southwest Grain), local contributions from businesses, organizations, and individuals have totaled $10,200 to date. Donations have ranged from $25 to $3,000. The Dickinson City Commission approved an application for a Southwest Regional Grant in the amount of $2,500. This brings the total funds raised to $12,700 and leaves them $20,800 short of the initial estimate of $50,000 for the main projects in Hettinger.

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A TRIP THROUGH TIME IN BAKER O’Fallon Museum houses a wealth of artifacts

O'Fallon Museum houses wealth of artifacts

BAKER, MT - O’Fallon Museum is a popular for visitors O’Fallonstop Museum is a to Baker, uncertified weight of Montana. Sixfor buildings popular stop visitorscomprise the 4,290 pounds. museum a wealth of arto Baker, which Mont. houses Six buildLocated on the tifacts guaranteed to please. Listed ings comprise the museum first floor is a gift on the houses National Register which a wealth ofof Historic shop, an old time Places in 1998, O’Fallon Museum’s artifacts guaranteed to kitchen, photogramain building first served as the Falplease. Listed on the Naphy room, laundry lon County jail. The first floor was tional Register of Historic room, Christmas/ designed to provide living quarters Places in 1998, O’Fallon kids room, drug store for the sheriff and his family. The jail Museum’s main building with old time mercells were located on the second first served as the Fallon chandise and equipfloor. Matt Jones was the first sheriff County jail. The first floor ment, an old time to live in the house in 1916 with all wassucceeding designed tosheriffs provideand their beauty parlor and the the living quarters forthere the shercurator’s office. families residing until 1974. iffCurrently and his family. The jail On the second floor located on the first floor cells were located on the of the main building of the old jail is Steer Montana, the A display of yesterday’s farm equipment. second Matt Jones is a ladies’ dress shop world’s floor. largest steer. The animal was Located on the first floor is a gift building is a ladies’ dress shop which was thepolled first sheriff to live which features clotha roan shorthorn born east of shop, an old time kitchen, photografeatures clothing dating as early as in the house in 1916 with ing dating as early Baker on March 23, 1923. It lived 15 A display of yesterday's phy room, laundry room, 1920s orcentury, earlier years Christand 4 months.the The19th century,asa the all theand succeeding sheriffs 19th years 4 months. The certified farm equipment. mas/kids room, drugcertified store with parlor, a room filled WWI and a sizeold of the steer and their residing a 1920s or with earlier parlor, size of thefamilies steer was 3,980 pounds, time merchandise and equipment, an WWII artifacts, and several showlargest steer. The animal was 3,980 pounds, 5’11” there until 1974. room filled with WWI and 5’11” tall with a length of 10’4” and a timeshortbeauty parlor the cura- of 10’4” cases filledWWII with interesting memorapolled talland with a length Currently onthe thesteerwas a roanold artifacts, and several girth of 9’2”.located It is said horn of borntor’s east office. of Baker on and a girth of 9’2”. Itbilia. is said showcases filled with interfirst floor jail is weight topped outofatthe anold uncertified On the second floor of steer the main See MUSEUM, Page 11 March 23, 1923. It lived 15 the topped out at an Steer esting memorabilia. 4,290Montana, pounds. the world’s

Welcome to Fallon County and Baker, Montana “A Last Best Place”

2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

May 31 .................Touch A Truck/Car Show June 1 ....................................Lights of Life

June 6, 7, 8 ...............Big Hill Buffalo Shoot

September 6 ............................ Fall Festival

Sept. 5,6,7 ...........................Medicine Rocks Black Powder Shoot

June 15 ...................................Bump N Run

Sept. 12-14 ...............Big Hill Buffalo Shoot

June 28....Mammo Whammo Golf Tournament

October Moonlight Madness/Appreciation Dinner

June 21, 22 ..................Big Hill Buffalo Shoot October 4 .......................................Calcutta July 4 .............................Fallon County Day

December 6 .....................Fantasy Food Fair

July ............................................ Crazy Day December ..............Countdown to Christmas August 2, 3 ...............Big Hill Buffalo Shoot

Free Camping Sites

Medicine Rocks State Park Sandstone Dam City of Baker

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August 13 - 17 “Baker’s Biggest Weekend” For relaxation and picnic opportunities, visit Baker Lake & Gazebo. 9-hole Public Golf Course

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HIGH PLAINS ADVENTURES Page 11 To the north of the old jail is - 2014Deere B tractor, 2236 McCormickthe Lambert House. It was built Deering tractor, two threshing To -the north ofyellow the old jail is the and seeder, 1944 John Deere B in 1907 and consists of two rooms machines a wooden Fellow Lambert House. It was built in 1907 tractor, 2236 McCormick-Deering which housed a family of eleven. patented in 1886 and a 1928 metal and consists of two rooms which tractor, two threshing machines - a Also in that location is the Forrest thresher, 1928 Chevy truck, 1962 housed a family of eleven. Also in wooden yellow Fellow patented in Duffield house, a private museum Ford Econoline pickup, 1950 that location is the Forrest Duffield 1886 and a 1928 metal thresher, which is a replica of Forrest DuffPackard, 1929 Model Amuseum Ford, 1931 house, a private which is a 1928 Chevy truck, 1962 Ford ield’s parents’ home when they Modelreplica A Ford, Corvair, 1928parof1962 Forrest Duffield’s Econoline pickup, 1950 Packard, homesteaded east of Baker in 1910. Graham Brothers fire truck, 1920s ents’ home when they homesteaded 1929 Model A Ford, 1931 Model A It houses the original furnishhorsedrawn all east of doctor’s Baker inbuggy, 1910. Itanhouses the Ford, 1962 Corvair, 1928 Graham ings of the Duffields, including an wooden windmill from theoflate original furnishings the Brothers fire truck, 1920s horseold Majestic cook stove, dishes, 1800s,Duffields, blacksmith tools, statues including an old Majestic drawn doctor’s buggy, an all kerosene lamps, a treadle sewing and pictures. cook stove, dishes, kerosene lamps, wooden windmill from the late a treadle sewing 1800s, blacksmith tools, statues machine and handmade rugs. In front of the metalmachine building and is handmade rugs. which inand pictures. To the south of the main building an interesting display To the south of the main building In front of the metal building is is the Block Building. This building cludes items made by Herb Jundt. Block Building. This building an interesting display which inhouses a doctor, dentist and eye Thereisisthe a large wheat sculpture, houses doctor, dentist and eye cludes items made by Herb Jundt. doctor corner; an old time econoutline of theastate of Montana doctor corner; an old time economy There is a large wheat sculpture, omy grocery store, barber shop, showing Baker Lake, an oilwell and grocery store, barber shop, saddle outline of the state of Montana saddle and tack corner, post office, various wildlife animals, an oil well and tack corner, post office, Indian showing Baker Lake, an oilwell and Indian artifacts, hardware items, pump donated by Little Beaver artifacts, hardware items, dinosaur various wildlife animals, an oil well dinosaur bones, milking items Soil Conservation Service, bones, milking items display - churns, seppump donated by Little Beaver Soil churns, separators and milking of oilfield tools including dresser and arators and milkingamachines Conservation Service, display of oilmachines and various other items. wrench, jet bitother and tamper various items. screw, field tools including a dresser Across Main Street is a metal and a horse weathervane Across Main Streetabove is a metal wrench, jet bit and tamper screw, building which houses antique a sculpture of Mount Rushmore. building which houses antique maand a horse weathervane above a machinery, cars, tractors and bugJust north of the metal building is chinery, cars, tractors and buggies. sculpture of Mount Rushmore. gies. Included in the display items the old Willard School, the muIncluded in the display items are a Just north of the metal building Baker’s first switchboard - when the operBaker’sisfirst switchboard - when opare ahad John - 1928 tracseum’s John Deere D - 1928 tractor, plow the old Willard School, the the museum’s ator toDeere make D the phone call for you. erator had to make theSee phone call for you. See MUSEUM, Page 12 MUSEUM, Page 12 tor, plow and seeder, 1944 John

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latest acquisition. The school was located about 13 miles south of Baker and is a fine example of the country CONTINUED from PAGE 11 schools that dotted the landscape from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Willard School was in session from 1917 to latest acquisition. The has something for every1967. school was located about one. It was in It AtO’Fallon Museum truly has something forfeatured everyone. 13 miles south of Baker tache' magazine in 2004 was featured in Attache' magazine in 2004 as a “Best ofas and is amuseum. fine example of the a “Best of Show” museum. Show” country schools museum The museum is that opendotyear roundThe from 8 a.m. is to open 5 p.m. ted the landscape from the year round from 8 a.m. by and closed on holidays. Group tours may be arranged early 1900s to the 1960s. to 5 p.m. and closed on calling the museum at 406-778-3265. Willard School was in sesholidays. Group tours may sion from 1917 to 1967. be arranged by calling the O’Fallon Museum truly museum at 406-778-3265.

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Cameras from the past. Cameras from the past at the O'Fallon Museum.

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It’s fair time!

Experience Fallon County’s biggest weekend By Lori Kesinger | Fallon Co. Times Fallon County Times The 2014 Fallon County Fair in Baker, Montana is going to be something you cannot describe - it is going to be something you have to experience. This five day event, August 13-17, will feature exhibits, livestock, a parade, carnival rides, free daily entertainment, commercial displays, great food vendors, a demolition derby, rodeos, and nightly entertainment. Horse and trail classes will kick off the fair Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, followed by the goat trail and cat and dog shows. Livestock judging will conclude with the market beef show Friday, Aug. 15. The Open Class Livestock Trailer Shows will be Saturday morning, Aug. 16, with the 4H/FFA Livestock Sale scheduled for

Saturday afternoon. Family friendly amusements will be provided by Funtime Carnival Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14-17. A variety of whirling rides, challenging games and concessions will be set up on the midway. The Monster X Tour will roll into the arena Thursday evening, Aug. 14. The primary focus of the event will be on monster trucks - fans can expect to see exciting monster truck action and competition. Friday evening, Aug. 15, will showcase local talent at “The Variety Show” followed by Australian native, Richie Scholl, on the patio from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Scholl was born and raised in the cattle, coal and rail town of Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia. After first picking up a guitar See FAIR, Page 14

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Withalbum, 25 million albums sold and top 40 hits, Springat age 13, it was barely a year before he was playing at liinclude Mutton ern “Songs for the and17operated for 26 years field continues to stun audiences with his high energy censed bars and clubs at least a couple of nightsand a week. Bustin’ a End of the World”, and features a variety of CONTINUED from PAGE 13 and fanonce focused shows deliver hitincluding He has hardly put down the guitar since, which has Race alafter hit.goats, Wild Horse proves again he iswhich a animals at age 13,to it learn was barely a and everything lowed him anything from counFree daily entertainment willsheep, include the Freckle Farm on Saturday and true artist. potbellied pigs, try, blues, pop playing to rock. Scholl Petting Zoomillion from Arizona. petting zoo has been famyear beforeand he was Calfrelocated Dressing to onNashville, Sunday. With 25 albums Thechickens, ducks, bunnies, has beenContestants on tour withwanted: Jason Please ily owned and operated for 26 years andalpacas, TNlicensed in earlybars 2007and andclubs featuresand a variety at a Michael Chuck Wicks. Scholl will alsofor bemore on of animals including goats, sheep, potbellied pigs, chickat least aCarroll couple and of nights call 406-778-2451 mini donkey. the patioHe Saturday from 9 p.m.information. until 1 a.m. ens, ducks, bunnies, alpacas, and a mini donkey. a week. has hardly put Pippi the Dustthe off guitar your hats and pull on your boots for PRCA Pippi the Clown will return brightly dressed her down since, One of music’s most Clown in will return rodeo Saturday afternoons, Aug. 16clown best with her cart full of surprises. Pippi (Jeanne which action has allowed himand to Sunday enduring pop/rock legbrightly dressed hasher toured the 17. The competition will be tough and exciting as the cowThomas), based out of Red Lodge, MT, in learn anything and everyends, Rick Springfield, will clown best world butcart is full boys cowgirls compete prize money. thingand from country, blues, forheadline the entertainment with her thrilled to be aPippi part Special will include Mutton Bustin’ and 16, at 8 and popevents to rock. Scholl Saturday, August of surprises. of the local fairs and Calf a Wild Horse Race on Saturdayp.m. relocated to Nashville, (Jeanne Thomas), and festivals. She Dressing on2007 Sunday. wanted: turned into TN in early andContestants has Springfield based out of Red is an accomplished Please call 406-778-2451 for more informabeen on tour with Jason The Free Stage will spotlight an international star in the Lodge, MT, has balloon artist and tion. Michael Carroll and Chuck the remarkable Mama’s early 80s with his numtoured the world but is incredible face One ofScholl music’s pop/rock legWicks. willmost also enduring be Wranglers from Las Vegas. ber one hit “Jesse’s Girl”, thrilled to be a part of the painter and brings ends, Rick Springfield, will headline the enteron the patio Saturday from for which he received the sold and 17 top 40 hits, local fairs andjoy festivals. great to chil-She tainment Saturday, August 16, at 8 p.m. 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Dust off Grammy Award for Best Springfield continues to is an accomplished balloon dren. Springfield an international star your hats andturned pull oninto your Male Rock Vocal Perforstun audiences with his artist and incredible face The Free Stage in the for early 80s rodeo with his one hit boots PRCA ac-number mance. high energy and fan fopainter and brings great will spotlight some “Jesse’s Girl”, for which he received the tion Saturday and Sunday He followed with cused shows which deliver joy to children. Thefour Free Stage will spotlight the remarkable remarkable talent Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Perafternoons, Aug. 16-17. The more top ten hits, “I’ve hit after hit. The Free Stage will spotFriday through formance. He followed with four more top ten Mama’s Wranglers from Las Vegas, NV. competition will be tough Done Everything for You”, Free daily entertainment light some remarkable hits, “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Saturday, Aug. tal15and exciting as the cow“Don’t Talk to Strangers”, will include the Freckle ent Friday through Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart”, and “Love Some- 16, including Mama’s Wranglers, Adam the Great,Saturand boys and compete “Affair of the“Songs Heart”,for and Farm Petting Zoo from day, Aug. 15- 16, including body”. Hiscowgirls latest edgy and modern album, the Cale Moon. for prize money. Arizona. The petting zoo Mama’s Wranglers, End of the World”, proves once“Love againSomebody”. he is a true artist. See FAIR,Adam Page 15 Special events will His latest edgy and mod- has been family owned the Great, and Cale Moon.

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Baker, Montana has Baker, Mont. has recreation all ages recreation for allforages FUN IN BAKER

Try something new this year, add Baker, MT, to your list of places to visit. Baker is not the typical tourist stop on your vacation, but this town of approximately 1,800 has a lot to offer. Recreation: • Baker Lake, located in the center of the city, is used for boating, skiing, swimming and fishing. A gazebo, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, playground facilities, basketball court, outdoor amphitheater and a walking trail complete this recreation area. • Mangold Field softball complex with three fields used for TBall, baseball and other softball events. • Coldwell Field, located east of the hospital, is used for Babe Ruth and other ball games.

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• City Park, north of Fallon Medical Complex: picnic area, playground and free RV parking. • Centennial Park, located east of the baseball field, with a gazebo. • Eastside Park located at East Seventh St. and Texas Avenue is a small playground just right for youngsters. The has a gazebo for picnics, birthday parties, etc. complete with restrooms. • Iron Horse Park is a walking and exercise trail at the east end of Baker Lake. • Lakeview Country Club: a nine-hole golf course for spring and summer. • O'Fallon Museum has been a part of Baker since 1971. You are welcome to arrange a special tour by calling 406-778-3265. See RECREATION, Page 16

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• Baker Recreation Center is connected to Recreation Baker HighCenter School.isItcon• Baker houses to anBaker indoor olympic sized nected High School. It housswimming pool complete with a large es an indoor olympic sized swimming waterslide, three racquetball courts, pool complete with a large waterslide, volleyball courts and weight and exthree racquetball courts, ercise rooms, open sevenvolleyball days a week courts and weight and for your convenience. exercise rooms, open sevenSports days aComplex week forisyour con• Motor located venience. west of Baker with a Bump & Run & • Motor Sports located Motocross track. Complex Tri-Area is Racing Aswest of Baker with a Bump & Run &car sociation plans to estabish a stock Motocross track. Tri-Area Racing Astrack, as well. sociation to estabish • Fourthplans of July weekendaisstock filledcar with games for children and adults. A track, as well. fabulous of fireworks, • Fourtharray of July weekend issponfilled soredgames by thefor Baker Chamber of Comwith children and adults. A merce & Agriculture and community fabulous array of fireworks, sponsored of Baker, is displayed Baker by the Baker Chamberover of Commerce & Lake the evening of the 4th.of Baker, Agriculture and community Fallon County Fair isLake a bigthe event is• displayed over Baker eve-in the Baker area. For four days folks ning of the 4th. enjoy carnival rides, exhibits and • Fallon County Fair is a big event in night shows. The Fallon County Fair the Baker area. For four days folks enis held on the third weekend of Aujoy carnival rides, exhibits and night gust at the Fallon County Fairshows. The Fallon County Fair is held grounds. on the third weekend of August the • Winter sports include skating,atsledFallon County Fairgrounds. ding, snowmobiling, x-country ski• Winter sports include skating, ing.

2014 HIGHAdults PLAINS sledding, snowmobiling, x-country and crafts. canADVENTURES maintain a skiing. healthy and balanced life through balanced life through offered fitness • Medicine Rocks State Park is lo• Medicine Rocks State Park is offered fitness classes, aqua aerobics, cated between Baker and Ekalaka on classes, aqua aerobics, league sports, located between Baker and Ekalaka league sports, and adult education Montana Highway 7. The park is 316 and adult education workshops. on Montana Highway 7. The parkand is workshops. Intoaddition to theproongoacres of unique rock formations In addition the ongoing 316 acres of unique of rock formations ing programs, are also grams, annualannual events events are also held sits at an elevation 3,441 feet. and sits at an elevation of 3,441 feet. held through the department. Every Medicine Rocks was considered a through the department. Every Medicine Rocks was considered a spring, place of "big medicine" where Indian spring, the the Baker Baker Jam Jam Youth YouthBasketBasketplace of "big medicine" where Indian ball hunting parties conjured up magical ball Tournament Tournament hosts hosts fifth-eighth fifth - eighth hunting parties conjured up magigrade teams. teams. In In June, June, join joinus usfor forthe the spirits. One of the first tourists to cal spirits.Rocks One ofState the first to annual Touch-A-Truck Medicine Parttourists in the late Touch-A-Truck event. event.PartPartMedicine State Part innamed the late nering up with 1800s wasRocks a young rancher with the the Baker BakerChamber Chamberof of Teddy was Roosevelt. and Agriculture, Agriculture,we wehold hold 1800s a young rancher named Commerce and County Day Day on on the the4th 4thof ofJuly, July, • Shooting and target range, various Teddy Roosevelt. Fallon County rodeos, and Crazy Day add to the exincludes aa 5K 5K walk/run, walk/run,chilchil• Shooting and target range, various which includes citementand awaiting everyone Baker. dren’s games, games, volleyball volleyballand andhorsehorserodeos, Crazy Day add tointhe exdren’s shoe tournaments at Triangle Park The Fallon County Recreation Dept. citement awaiting everyone in Baker. shoe tournaments at Triangle Park Director, Rabbitt, offersDept. a overlooking Baker Baker Lake. Lake.In InAugust August The FallonAngie County Recreation overlooking we host host aa Youth Youth Rodeo Rodeo Playday Playdayat atthe the wide range of programs that change Director, Angie Rabbitt, offers a wide we Fallon County Fairgrounds. We also seasonally, but always include somerange of programs that change seaFallon County Fairgrounds. We also thing for toddlers to seniors! Preorganize the Parade of Lights during sonally, but always include something organize the Parade of Lights during the Christmas shopping season. Also school activities include sports, for toddlers to seniors! the Christmas shopping season.ChamAlso tumbling, crafts, musicPreschool and movein conjunction with the Baker activities include sports, tumbling, in conjunction with the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, we ment, and swimming. crafts, and movement, ber of Commerce Agriculture, we celebrate with an and annual Fall Festival Youthmusic programs and campsand include swimming. Youth programs and of celebrate annual Falland Festival complete with with an food, games venthe after school program, a variety camps include the after school complete withalways food, games vendors.You can check and out our sports such as basketball, volleyball, program, a variety of sports such as dors. You can always check out our flag football, baseball and track, and quarterly newsletter “Fallon On The basketball, flag football, quarterly newsletter “Fallon On Go” at www.falloncounty.net onThe the a variety of volleyball, arts such as dance, cookbaseball and and track, and a variety of Go” www.falloncounty.net on the Rec at Dept. page. ing, theater, crafts. Adults maintain a healthy and arts suchcan as dance, cooking, theater, Rec Dept. page.

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Wibaux’s comes alive at the Pierre Wibaux Wibaux Museum Wibaux'srich richhistory history comes alive at Pierre Museum Take a walk in the past at the Pierre Wibaux Museum Take a walk in the past at residence in the town that Complex. Enjoy a free tour of several buildings that will the Pierre Wibaux Museum would bear his name as a take you back to a time of cattle barons, the railroad and Enjoy a free tour base to run herds of as many aComplex. famous president. ofPierre several buildings thatfrom will a wealthy as 65,000 cattle onand the Wibaux came French family take you back to a time of plains of Eastern Montana. was a contemporary of President Teddy Roosevelt and a cattle French barons, entrepreneur the railroad the Marquis A livery stable with aOf show fellow de Mores. andthree a famous shop, grocery store, success Rumely the men,president. only Wibaux’s dreams of financial Wibaux West came were fromrealized. Tractor and other early in Pierre the American a Inwealthy French family are also part of the museum complex you equipment can visit Pierre Wibaux’s and was office/residence, a contemporary of museum complex. The restored builtthe in 1892 and view antiques President Teddy Roosevelt indoor baththat belonged to Pierre and hiscounty’s wife Mayfirst Ellen(Cooper) and a fellow French entre-early room completely as well as items from other day has areabeen settlers. preneur used the Marquis de Mo- reassembled inside 1900’s in the town thatawould Wibaux his office/residence res. Of three barber that bear histhe name as amen, baseonly to run era herds of asshop many as sits on Wibaux’s dreams of plains finan-of Eastern the museum grounds. An65,000 cattle on the Montana. cial success in the American othergrocery interesting A livery stable with a show shop, store,attraction Rumely West were at theare museum is of a rail Tractor andrealized. other early equipment also part the car, In thecomplex. museum now artifacts, museum Thecomcounty’s firsthousing indoor local bathroom plexbeen youcompletely can visit reassembled Pierre thatinside comesa 1900’s from the has era1964barber shop that sits on the museum interWibaux’s restored office/ 65 grounds. MontanaAnother Centennial esting attraction the museum is a that rail car, nowtwo housing residence, built inat1892 and train spent years local artifacts, that thatbelonged comes fromatthe view antiques the1964-65 World’sMontana Fair in New Centennial train years at the World’s Fair to Pierre and histhat wifespent MaytwoYork. in New York. as well as Ellen(Cooper) The Pierre Wibaux MuThe Pierre Wibaux Museum Complex is located East items from other early day seum Complex is on located Orgain Avenue in Wibaux. The museum is open May area settlers. on East Orgain Avenue in Wibaux used his office/ Wibaux. The museum is

through September. open May through Septem- buried beneath the statue. Don’t let your visit end at the museum. Historical atber. On your way to the stattractions in Wibaux include the statue of Pierre Wibaux Don’t several let yourblocks visit end at of the ue, museum. take timeIt depicts to examine located west the museum. Historical atSt. Peter’s Church, built by Pierre in western garb looking north toward his ranch. tractions in Wibaux include Wibaux. A guided tour of Pierre’s ashes are buried beneath the statue. the statue of Pierre Wibaux the renovations can be arOn your way to the statue, take time to examine St. located several blocks ranged as well. in Peter’s Church, built bywest Wibaux. A guided tour Erected of the renof the museum. It depicts 1885, St. Peter’s Catholic ovations can be arranged as well. Erected in 1885, St. PierreCatholic in western Churchattraction is a favorite Peter’s Churchgarb is a favorite withattracits looking north ivy. tion with its native rock and native rock and toward clinging his ranch. Pierre’s ashes are clinging ivy.

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Skifest schedule WIBAUX Wibaux County Fair 4 2 9 1 . County Fair August 19 -24, 2014 AUG - Sunday, Wibaux 2014 Skifest schedule Tuesday Skifest Centennial Celebration will be held July 4-6 to commemorate the creation of Wibaux County in 1914. Events scheduled and their location are as follows. The Skifest Centennial Wibaux Street Friday, July 4 Celebration will be held July 1:30 p.m. N Run at 8 a.m. - Mini marathon gets underway at-Bump Wibaux 4-6 to commemorate the Wibaux Fairgrounds County Nursing Home creation of-Wibaux County p.m. - Free willAntique offering 2:00 p.m. Horseshoe tourney6:30 at Wibaux Park in 1914. meal in Wibaux Fairgrounds auction/display Exhibit Hall 8:00 p.m. - Root beer floats served at Wibaux FairEvents scheduled and their 8:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. - Dance grounds location are as follows: music by The Maxx 9:30 p.m. (10:00) - Fireworks atwith Wibaux Fairgrounds Saturday, July 54 Friday, July at Wibaux Fairgrounds 9:00-11:00 - Historical 8 a.m. - Minia.m. marathon gets tour of Wibaux County 12:00 p.m. - Parade on Wibaux Street underway at Wibaux Sunday, July 6 1:30County p.m. -Bump Run at Wibaux Fairgrounds NursingNHome 9:00 a.m. - Polka Mass at St. 6:30 Free will offering in Wibaux Fair2:00 p.m. p.m. -- Horseshoe tour- meal Peter’s Catholic Church grounds Exhibit Hall ney at Wibaux Park Antique 10:30 a.m. - Commu8:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. - Dance with music byat The auction/display nity breakfast St. Maxx Peter’s at8:00 Wibaux p.m. -Fairgrounds Root beer floats Catholic Church Sunday, 6 Fairserved July at Wibaux 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Ven9:00 a.m. grounds -Polka Mass at St. Peter’s Church dorCatholic fair at Wibaux Fair10:30 a.m.(10:00) - Community breakfastgrounds at St. Peter’s 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks ExhibitCatholic Hall Church at Wibaux Fairgrounds 1:00 p.m. - Ice cream social 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Vendoratfair at Wibaux Pierre Wibaux FairMuseum grounds ExhibitJuly Hall5 Saturday, Complex 1:00 p.m. - Ice social at Pierre Wibaux 9:00-11:00 a.m.cream - Historical 2:00 p.m. - ArchMuseum Ellwein as Complex tour of Wibaux County Teddy Roosevelt at Pierre 2:00 p.m.p.m. - Arch Ellwein Roosevelt at Complex Pierre 12:00 - Parade on as Teddy Wibaux Museum Wibaux Museum Complex

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Dip into Lake Tschida

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Nestled in the town of Amidon stands three structures serving as viable rental options for potential travelers wanting to stop in the area. The Cabins of Amidon provide would be North Dakota adventurers a resting place at reasonable rates. Travis and Anna Allard have been operating the campground since 2007 after they purchased the property in 2006. “We bought the place in ’06 and I think we built the first cabin in ’06,” Travis said. The site was also previously utilized as a campground, though after Allard

and his wife purchased the property they did some major renovations. “There was an old campground here, and we redid the water and electricity,” Travis said. On the property there are three log structures. There are two cabins and a shower house for the patrons to use. Inside, the cabins offer amenities such as a microwave, a crock-pot and a little kitchen. The surrounding area offers a bar/restaurant in town and even access to the Maah Daah Hey Trail near the Burning Coal Vein. The biggest attraction for adventurers in the area is the close access to North Dakota’s highest eleva-

tion point, White Butte. The butte offers hiking, and climbing for those who want to conquer the land. Only about four miles away, White Butte also gives campers a view from the rentals. “You can see it (White Butte) from the campground, it’s kind of cool,” Anna said. Campers staying on the property the last weekend of August can also partake in one of Amidon’s annual events, the county fair. “The last weekend in August we do the county fair in Amidon, and that’s usually really fun,” Anna said. Rental rates range between $50-$100 and the

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Bowman sees growing economy By Bryce Martin | Pioneer Bowman City Commission President Lyn James describes the Bowman area as a community of progressive, generous, friendly and supportive people with a diversely aged population. Poised for strong current and future growth, minus the headaches associated with the Bakken oil boom, Bowman is leading with a strong economy. Between 2008 and 2012, the city of Bowman had a 72 percent increase in taxable sales. “That’s huge,” said Teran Doerr, executive director of the Bowman County Development Corporation. “Bowman’s (economy) is especially impressive because we have such a diversity in our economy. “We’ve got good business in town.”

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Bowman-Haley Lake offers camping and fishing getaway OVE R DISC MAN BOW T Y’S COUN RAL N AT U U R E S S T REA

Bowman-Haley Dam holds Bowman-Haley Lake, a confluence of two springs and one river. The 1,740-acre lake, south of Bowman, offers free primitive camping as well as camping with electrical hookups for a small fee. The locals and many visitors from other states

Fort Dilts

To the west of Bowman sits another historical site. On the site in 1864, a wagon train party under the command of Capt. James L. Fisk was besieged by Sioux Indians including Sitting Bull. At the site you will find an interpretive plague, there is also an interpretive display at the Bowman museum.

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flock to the lake each summer for camping, fishing, picnicking and boating opportunities. Bowman-Haley Marina is on the north shore. The marina sells alcoholic beverages, good food, fishing gear and other items. It’s your one-stop shop for all things desired to enjoy your time out on

Burning Coal Vein

This site is named for the fire smoldering in the coal layer several feet underground. Although the coal vein is no longer burning, the effects are still visible. The site offers a scenic lookout of the Columnar Junipers and a short trail just south of the campground. This site also serves as the south trail head of the Maah Daah Hey Trail.

the lake. Bowman-Haley Lake has 17 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 39 feet.

Little Missouri National Grasslands This is the largest and most diverse of the 19 grasslands in the western U.S. Watch for prairie dogs, eagle, falcon nests, elk, antelope, and mule deer.

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2014 Event s!

Scranton Community Day June 21st, 2014 Bingo, Music & Meal (Music on June 20th & 21st at the Buffalo Creek Saloon)

Scranton Equity Annual Meeting & Apple Day

-Celebrating 100 Years!Date TBD

Scranton Lions Club Burgers in the Park Every other Wednesday night this summer at the Murray Park

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Bowman boasts large, upscale museum By Bryce Martin | Pioneer The Pioneer Trails Regional Museum in Bowman undoubtedly is a treasure for the area. Its long-standing voyage into all things historical brings information and adventure to those who experience its many halls and exhibits. It’s an upscale attraction for the smaller county of Bowman, and continues to grow with each passing year. “As you walk through, you can get everything from dinosaurs to homesteaders to sod huts. It’s an enormous amount of things to learn,” PTRM Manager Lori Nohner said. “If you’re at all interested in any sort of history or the sciences, this is definitely the place to come and look. PTRM is unique for numerous reasons, but the most significant is that, for a rural area museum, it actively is looking for and researching history. Other museums in rural North Dakota just put things on display, said Dean Pearson, president of the PTRM Board of Directors. “The state looks at PTRM as the way to run a small town museum,” Pearson said.

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THE END OF AN ERA

30 years of chili competition By Bryce Martin | Pioneer

After three decades, two main contributors to the Waterhole Bar’s annual chili cook-off are saying farewell, including the contest’s sponsor. The cook-off, usually held in April in Rhame, presented the small community each year with a chance for cooks from around Bowman County to show off their skills and to socialize with friends and acquaintances. It also spurned a fun yet fierce competition, all in an effort to

raise funds for the Rhame American Legion baseball club. Longtime Waterhole Bar owners Steve Pfau and Carolynne Jones, who have sponsored the event for 30 years, said they are ready to pass the torch to another local organization in hopes of keeping their legacy cook-off a reality in Rhame. In a teary sendoff, 30-year chili contest coordinator Verlee Snyder gave her own farewell as she ended her cook-off tenure – making Rhame’s competition her last.

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY Summerfest, Gala Days and more

Each summer, the communities within Bowman County host various events to bring people together and feel their sense of community. From Rhame’s Gala Days to Bowman’s Summerfest to Scranton’s Community Days, each event is unique in its own right.

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Bowman Co.’s homage to ag By Bryce Martin | Pioneer

Each year the Bowman County Fair Board tries to reinvent itself from the previous year’s fair. The board brings live entertainment, food vendors, craft sales, and 4-H competitions. Possessing an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. The Bowman County Fair is the biggest opportunity for the area youth involved in 4-H to show off their ac-

complishments. 4-H programs run throughout the year, with year-long projects

exhibited during the fair. 4-H enrollment numbers within Bowman County have remained strong and there are a lot of young children coming up into the program.


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Bowman plays host to state high school rodeo finals

By Bryce Martin | Pioneer

Before they can go to nationals, North Dakota high school cowboys and cowgirls have to compete in Bowman. And for some, Bowman is the end of the line. Bowman has the unique distinction of being host to the North Dakota State High School

2014 EVENTS

BOWMAN COUNTY North Dakota High School Rodeo Finals June 11 - 15 | Bowman

Rodeo Finals each year, bringing hundreds of riders and ropers to Bowman for a week-long competition every June. Held at the Bowman County Fairgrounds, the high school finals bring people from virtually everywhere in the state to experience Bowman County’s hospitality and features of its community.

Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Show July 3 | Bowman Haley Dam Bowman County Fair July 10 - 13 | Bowman County Fairgrounds

City Wide Rummage Sale July 26 | Bowman

Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating Oct. 31 | Bowman

Summerfest July 26 | Bowman

Christmas Stroll Dec. 1 | Bowman

PRCA Rodeo Sept. 20 - 21 | Bowman

Rhame Santa Claus Day Dec. 13 | Rhame

Rhame Gala Days June 21 | Rhame

Oil Field Open Golf Tournament July 19 | Bowman

Scranton Equity Apple Day - Celebrating 100 Years! - (Fall) TBD

Scranton Community Day June 21 | Scranton

Dakota Territory Car Show July 26 | Bowman

Farmer/Rancher Ag Appreciation Banquet Oct. 25 | Bowman

Santa Claus Day Dec. 20 | Bowman West River Country Christmas Dec. 20 | Bowman

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BOWMANr Museum On the Yellowstone Trail LODGINGoffers COUNTY

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The hills are alive with the sound of the Medora Musical ATING 50 YEARS OF MAGIC CELEBR

“It makes me so excited variety acts add to the to come back because it quality of the entertain(the Medora Musical) is ment. special . . . I am thrilled, Emily Walter of Racine, I am really excited. I feel Wisc., returns as the host. grateful.” She will be joined on stage Those were the words by Bill Sorenson as her Misti Kopp used to deside kick. The Coal Diggers scribe her feelings about Band returns. being selected as a member Two other individuals of the 2014 Burning Hills from North Dakota will Singers. Kopp make up the cast: was a member Damon Fichter, of the cast Dickinson, and in 2012 and Delanie Wiedrich, was unable Hazen. A total of to return last 1,200 singers and year because dancers competed of other comfor the 12 positions mitments. on the cast. This year, The high-energy Kopp will be western musipart of the MISTI KOPP cal extravaganza 50th Mecelebrates Ameridora Musical can patriotism and presentation, something President Theodore that pleases her. The show Roosevelt’s life in the badopens June 6 and runs lands. nightly in the Burning Hills The Medora Musical is Amphitheater through a family activity. Three Sept. 6. Showtime is 7:30 variety acts for the season MDT. were also announced by The Medora Musical, the Theodore Roosevelt called “The Greatest Show Medora Foundation, In the West”, is listed as which sponsors the show. one of the Top 100 events Variety acts for 2014 are in North America by the Cirque Zuma Zuma,
June 6 American Bus Association. through July 6; Jeff Nease, Attendees will be treated July 7 through August 6; to exciting song and dance and Chicago Boyz, August routines accompanied by 7 through September 6. the Musical’s on-stage Sundays and Wednesband, the Coal Diggers. In days are the perfect days addition, nationally know for parents or grandpar-

ents to bring youngsters to the show because it is Kids Day. Kids (grades 1-12 this fall) get into the show free when accompanied by their parent or grandparent. The show takes place in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre, an outdoor 2,900 seat facility built into

the badlands landscape. The amphitheatre is also directly next to the Tjaden Terrace, site of the Pitchfork Fondue. Ticket information is available by contacting the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (1-800-Medora1).

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Celebrating the completed Maah Daah Hey Trail Several celebrations this year will mark the completion of the 150-mile long Maah Daah Hey Trail. A re-grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, blessing, and celebration barbecue will be held June 7 at Sully Creek State Park. The event highlights the highly-anticipated completion of the Maah Daah Hey Trail. The trail stretches nearly 150 miles across four western North Dakota counties — Slope, Billings, Golden Valley and McKenzie. The interconnected trails weave across the Little Missouri badlands for hikers, bikers and horseback riders to experience the biology and geology of the North Dakota badlands.

A 150-MILE TRAIL SPANNING 4 WESTERN N.D. COUNTIES

The original portion of the trail went from Sully Creek State Park northward to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The dedication

of that portion of the trail took place in 1999. Now, 15 years later, the final leg of the trail from Sully Creek State Park south to the Burning Coal

Vein in Amidon is ready for travel. The trail has a by-pass route to Buffalo Creek Campground because bicycles are not allowed on the trail inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The trail crosses the Little Missouri River in two locations, at Sully Creek Campground and near the Elkhorn Ranch site north of Medora. Throughout the week, June 8 through 13, work projects, horse packing demonstrations, photo contest, displays, wilderness hikes (in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act), and interpretive talks along a variety of trail locations are on the agenda.

Sunset to meet Western Legends Banquet & meeting room facilities and a 5,000 sq. ft. open patio are available to rent for your next get together. With an awe-inspiring view of the Little Missouri River and the Badlands, its a picturesque setting for weddings, family reunions or meetings of any kind year around.

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SLOPE & HETTINGER COUNTIES

2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony

Wheat Harvest Festival

May 26th Memorial Hall

Sept. 13th throughout New England

Hunter’s Breakfast

► RAINY BUTTE NEW ENGLAND Enjoy the splended views that Rainy Butte can give you.

► WHITE BUTTE AMIDON Come visit the tallest point in the state of North Dakota.

Lions Burgers in the Park

► CANNON BALL RIVER MOTT, REGENT, NEW ENGLAND View this water stream before it connects with the Missouri River.

► MOTT GOLF COURSE MOTT Take your swings in the beautiful scenery Mott can offer.

Highway 21 Treasure Hunt

► WHITE LAKE AMIDON Catch a glimpse of nature at this national wildlife refuge

► ENCHANTED HIGHWAY REGENT Journey down this famous stretch of road is take in the sights.

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Oct. 12th at St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Fall Festival

Nov. 1st & 2nd at St. Mary’s

Hometown Holidays & New England Christmas Party Dec. 7th at Memorial Hall

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MEETINGS: • City Council meetings: 1st Monday 7 p.m. at City Hall • Fire Department: 2nd Monday 7 p.m. at Fire Hall • School Board meetings: 1st Wednesday 6:30 p.m. at school • American Legion: 1st Thursday 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall • Booster Club: 3rd Friday 6:30 p.m. at school • Commercial Club: 3rd Thursday, Moves each month • New England Lions: 2nd Wednesday 6:15 p.m. at Slope Electric (Sept. - May) *Some events may be subject to change. Call (701) 579-8001 for more information on events and additions.


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THE JEWEL OF NORTH DAKOTA Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Named after the nation’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, just north of Medora, has over 200 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. The opportunities to see abundant plant species and many types of wildlife are everywhere. The Visitor Center is open daily throughout the year except Christmas and New Year’s Day. Throughout the summer, interpretive programs are offered for visitors.

President Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin was moved from its original location seven miles south of Medora to Portland, Ore., St. Louis, Fargo, and Bismarck before being returned to the Badlands. It is now located outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit Visitor Center.


Medora 49th year HIGH PLAINSMusical ADVENTURESbegins - 2014

James A. Oderman The Herald The Medora Musical opens June 7 for the 2013 season in the Burning HillsMartin Amphitheater. The show begins its 49th season and By Bryce | Pioneer will run every night, weather permitting, until September 7. The Medora Musical, called “The Greatest Show In the West”, thelisted life-as one of the top 100 events in North America by hasAs been blood of Amerithe American Bus Association. Attendees will be treated to exciting can and ingenuity is song dance routines accompanied by the Musical’s on-stage extracted from band, the Coal Diggers. In addition, nationally know variety acts Dunn County oil add to the quality of the entertainment. fields, the county’s The one major change year is the starting time. All shows for people and places this Tranquilily a boom 2013 are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. inside MDT. This start time is are experieincing Lake Ilo National Wildlife one hour earlier than the past years. their own booms. Refuge is located west-central AThere’s veteranacast will make upinthe Burning Hills lot of performers Dakota mile of west Singers group this year. FiveNorth of the male castone and three the female to do and see of Dunn Center along State in the cast haveunique been performers in previous years of the Medora Musical. Highway 200. The Refuge county – from the The high-energy western musical extravaganza celebrates Amercontains 4,034 acres of prairie, scenic Theodore ican patriotism and President Theodore Roosevelt’s life inThe the badgrasslands, and wetlands. Roosevelt Nalands. are characterized by tional Park to the is auplands The Medora Musical family sloping activity. Each children are gently hills night and terraces majestic Killdeer called onto the state to join with in thecreeks action. and Sundays and Wednesdays an occasional Mountains; from are perfect days for parents or grandparents to bring youngsters slough. The average rainfall of thethe bustling com16.8 inches supports a prairie tomunities the show to because it is Kids Day. Kids (grades 1-12 this fall) get the environment with a climate of into the show free when accompanied by their parent or grandparpeaceful open hot dry summers, occasional ent. range of Lake Ilo and cold winThe showWildlife takes place in thunderstorms, the Burning Hills Amphitheatre. National ters. Refuge.

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Dunn County museum houses 150 years of history

The Dunn County Historical Museum is located on the original site of the Public School in Dunn Center, just a few blocks north of Highway 200. It was built in 1986 and now includes more than 20,000 square feet of display space, making it possible

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historic Hutmacher homestead, and commemorative items from Dunn County C c businesses. A special section of the P C main building contains R o a large b Knife u River s flint exhibit t provid- d o ing much m information on the history p of flint extraction and tool- t a making techniques. The museum is located h only a few miles from the s m renowned Lynch Knife River Flint Quarries, recog- m e nized as a National Historic Landmark in 2012. H

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A year of centennials Killdeer each have their own centennial events planned during the summer and early fall this year. On Aug. 23, the museum hosts its annual Cream Can Supper. Join the museum

for an old fashioned meal of sausage and vegetables cooked in an authentic cream can, accompanied by rolls and homemade desserts. Tables are set up outside and musical entertainment is provided.

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Twenty-fourteen is the Centennial Year for the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Dunn County. The Museum will host a Railroad Centennial Day on Saturday, September13th, 2014. Plans are underway for several special exhibits, presentations, a model railroad display, a meal, raffle, and other activities. A commemorative map is being printed and will be for sale this summer, along with an 18 month calendar with historic photographs. The second Monday of every month a meeting is held to make preparations for the event. The towns of Dodge, Halliday, Dunn Center and

Towns established along the Northern Pacific Railroad in Dunn County – including Killdeer, Dunn Center, Dodge and Halliday – host 100-year celebrations this year.

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MORE AT MEDORA

37th annual classic car show This public event, sponsored by the Dakota Western Auto Club, is June 20-21 in Medora. A wide array of antique and classic collector cars will be on display on the east end of Medora and in the Medora Community Center.

Murder & Mayhem: Courtroom drama set for Medora weekends Imagine it’s 1885. You are a courtroom spectator and you witness the conversation between a newspaper editor, a local cowboy, and a salon keeper about the conflict between cowboys and outsiders over land use and barbed wire

fences that led to the Marquis de Mores being charged with murder. The drama takes place in the Billings County Courtroom at Billings County Museum, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. from June 7 through Aug. 31. 21st Annual

Taylor Horse-Fest July 26 & 27

Free admission Horsefest buttons for sale on grounds

SPECIAL EVENT THIS YEAR FEATURES AN EXTRORDINARY TREE FROM SWITZERLAND Highlights include a parade of horses and horse-drawn equipment, craft vendors, draft horse pull and driving competitions, demonstrations, pony rides, jumping castle, slides, pie social, cowboy shooting, music and cowboy poetry, entertainment and food booths. All activities for this festival are done by horse or horse and buggy, plus a musical extravaganza. The parade starts at 10am. Hours: Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm - See more at: http://www.ndtourism.com/events/taylorhorse-fest-and-musical#sthash.B8ohJe8b.dpuf

Visit the Initial Rock Interpretive Site On May 28, 1876, George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry camped here. While some troops built bridges to allow the passage of supply wagons, Companies K and M were assigned rear guard duty to protect the builders from possible Indian attacks. But

the only hostile forces the troops encountered were fearless rattlesnakes and persistent mosquitoes. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, Initial Rock Interpretive Site is located 20 miles southeast of Medora, about eight miles as the eagle flies.

State Night Skies festival in TRNP The second “Dakota Nights: An Astronomy Festival” is scheduled September 19-21, 2014 in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. At left, Medora Area CVB director Leona Odermann, TRNP Superintendent Valerie Naylor, TRNP Interpreter Linda Morton and former

NASA astronaut Rick Hieb at the 2013 event.

150 years of Sully Campaign program Medora will host a remembrance this year of the 150th Anniversary of the Sully Campaign Aug. 8 and 9. The Battle of the Badlands raged near presentday Medora on Aug. 7, 8 and 9 in 1864. The program’s schedule includes Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull’s greatgrandson, who will speak and sign copies of his biography of Sitting Bull. A Living History characterization by Ashley Ellison

portraying Fanny Kelly and her story will be presented. A field trip is being planned to Square Butte, where the heaviest fighting of the Battle of the Badlands took place and where a commemorative marker is located.

Downtown Medora’s all horse Flag Day expected to exceed 100 horses, riders The annual Medora All Horse Flag Day Parade will be held June 14 in downtown Medora and could exceed 100 horses and their riders. Rodeo queens and princesses from throughout

North Dakota are expected participate in the parade. Individuals who want to ride in the parade are welcome to participate. Parade viewers will receive a United States flag. They will be handed out prior to the parade.


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Bully Pulpit Golf Course beckons

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Ranked one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses

Chiseled into the aweinspiring North Dakota Badlands, you’ll fall in love with the wild and breathtaking scenery that surrounds Bully Pulpit Golf Course, while enjoying a world-class golf experience you won’t soon forget. Some courses impose themselves on the landscape, Bully Pulpit Golf Course conforms to the surrounding terrain. You’ll find yourself weaving through meadows, woodlands, and meandering adjacent the Little Missouri River. Our signature hole, #15, will have you atop the incomparable North Dakota Badlands. Taking your game to somewhere altogether different.

Dr. Michael Hurdzan, golf course architect for Bully Pulpit, stated, “Although I have seen thousands of potential golf course sites, this one near Medora, North Dakota, may be the best I have seen without ocean views.” This 18-hole venue features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. Our state of the art practice facility allows you to dial in your game before heading out to play. Tee time reservations available starting midMarch. Open early April through mid-October.

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Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce 314 3rd Ave. W Dickinson, ND 701-225-5115 8 pm

Burgers in the Park Every Tuesday Evening (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Lions Park Picnic Shelter on Main Street in New England *Hamburgers *Bison Burgers *Brats *Hot Dogs Meet Old Friends / Make New Friends

Sponsored by New England Lions Club


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MEDORA & THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK

2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS MAY 5-23 Classrooms in the Badlands

Annual Bird Walk & Chuckwagon Breakfast

MAY 10 Ribs and Bluegrass

JUNE 6 Medora Musical The “Greatest Show in the West” begins its 50th season

MAY 24-25 Cowboy Poetry Gathering MAY 30-31 Theodore Roosevelt National Park 60th Annual Bird Walk & Program

Run - 5K Run - 5K Walk JUNE 7-14 Maah Daah Hey Trail System Grand Opening JUNE 15 Burning Hills Worship Service

JUNE 6 Pitchfork Steak Fondue 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. MDT at the Tjaden Terrace

JUNE 1 Theodore Roosevelt National Park 60th

JUNE 6-7 Medora Rough Rider Rodeo, Ranch-O-Rama Rodeo grounds JUNE 7 Medora Bully Run 10K

JUNE 14 Flag Day and All Horse Parade JUNE 14 Marquis de Mores Birthday - 156th birthday JUNE 20-21 Medora’s Classic Car Show JUNE 20 North Dakota Cowboy

Hall of Fame Annual Patio Dinner & Dance in Medora JUNE 20 Medora Craft Fair JUNE 21 North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony JUNE 21-22 Guns a Blazin’ in the Badlands JULY 4- 6 Independence Day Celebration Festivities JULY 13 Veterans Day in Medora JULY 19 Bucking Horse Futurity Rodeo JULY 26

DICKINSON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU www.dickinsoncvb.com 72 East Museum Drive ◆ Dickinson, ND 58601

August 2, 2014

Phone: 701-483-4988 or 1-800-279-7391 Fax: 701-483-9261

“Explore The Western Edge”


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MEDORA & THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK

2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

National Day of the Cowboy AUG. 8-9 Observance of the Sully Campaign, 150th Anniversary Memorial AUG. 9 Day of the Plains Horse People AUG. 9 Sperry Horse Sale AUG. 21 Medora’s Birthday Celebration AUG. 22

Rod Tjaden Memorial Golf Tournament, Bully Pulpit Golf Course in Medora AUG. 23 Badlands Trail Run AUG. 25 National Park Fee Free Day at TRNP AUG. 31 Wade Westin Music Fest SEPT. 6 Final Performance of the 2014 season for the Medora Burning Hills Musical

SEPT. 6-7 Hot Air Balloon Rally SEPT. 14 Badlands Ministries Fall Event at Medora Community Center SEPT. 19 North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Classic Golf Tournament SEPT. 20-21 North Dakota Cutting Horse Association competition SEPT. 19-21 Dakota Night Skies

Astronomy Festival throughout the Badlands OCT. 31 Halloween Party NOV. 8 Hunters Feed NOV. 8-10 Veteran’s Day Weekend DEC. 5-7 Medora’s OldFashioned Cowboy Christmas *For more information including specific times and locations for any events, contact the Medora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 701-623-4830

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M E D O R A’ S H I S T O R I C C H A T E A U d e M O R E S

Explore lives of French noblemen in 1883 N.D. By Debi Simmonds Experience the entrepreneurial spirit of 24 year old French Nobleman, Antoine de Vallombrosa, who arrived in the Dakota Territory in 1883 by visiting the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site just southwest of Medora. Dream Big. That is just what de Vallombrosa, better known as Marquis de Mores did. His endeavors included a beef packing plant, a stagecoach line, a freighting company, refrigerated railway cars, cattle and sheep raising, land ownership, and a new town which he named Medora, in honor of his wife. Today, the Chateau is one of 56 historic sites operated by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The Chateau house and museum contains many of the original furnishings and personal effects of the de Mores family. Interpreters guide visitors through the Chateau to share stories about

the life and times of the Marquis and Medora. For three years, the family occupied the

home seasonally, returning to New York during the winters. The Marquis invested heavily in his dream. He built a meat-packing plant, bought cattle and land, and employed cowboys and workers. For three years Medora buzzed with activity; the de Mores family built houses, businesses, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which along with the Chateau is one of Billings County sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When the Marquis’s meat packing scheme collapsed in 1886, his commercial empire did as well.

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