Vol. 16, No. 2 • June 2011
The Official Publication Of The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
What’s inside: Induction pages 3&6 Gun Road Show page 6 Volunteer Program page 7 Inductee Bios Page pages 9-11 Fundraising page 8 Plaques & Obits pages 13-15 Gifts, Dues & Memorials pages 16-18 Member News page 19 Season Schedule page 20
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North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
Archie Campbell Modern-era Ranching
Helping Preserve Yesterday and Today for Tomorrow
Archie Campbell 2011 NDCHF Inductions
Cowboy Long Rider
Marie (Cordner) Tyler
Friday, June 24 Patio, Center of Western Heritage and Cultures, Medora Social Hour 5:00 p.m. MDT
North Dakota Winter Show Rodeo
Banquet & program 7:00 p.m. Entertainment by Greg Hager 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Guy Anthony Fox
Saturday, June 25 Induction Ceremony Tjaden Terrace, Medora
Maude (Kirk) Gullickson Bruce Northrop
10:00 a.m. MDT Trustees meeting 12:00 p.m. Musical entertainment by Greg Hager 1:00 p.m. Induction ceremony
Guy Anthony Fox
Welcome - Phil Baird Invocation – Bob Tibor Keynote speaker Trent Loos Introduction of Ranching Honorees Introduction of Cowboy Long Rider Honoree Introduction of Special Achievement Honoree Introduction of Rodeo Honorees Closing – Phil Baird
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B it from the board Dear Members and Friends: Spring has finally sprung, and it’s time to open another season for the Center of Western Heritage & Cultures: Native American, Ranching & Rodeo. “What is that?” some people say. It’s the official name of our awardwinning western interpretive center in Medora. But most everyone just says Cowboy Hall of Fame. Less of a mouthful, for sure. Several years back, the NDCHF Board struggled to come up with the name of a center that would capture the essence of three horse cultures represented in North Dakota’s western heritage. We wanted something that was distinguished from our organizational name. In the end, the Board settled on what it is today. Mouthful or not, you have to admit that, when you swing into Medora and see the lettering outlined against our beautiful building, you know it’s something special. We were hoping the N.Dak. legislature would think the same way during the 2011 session. In the 1990s, the state invested $150,000 in our concept, which was turned into a $5.0-million educational and tourism venture with public- and private-sector support. This winter, we asked for financial support for expanding the Center. Alas, despite the state’s great economic position today, there were no monies to be allocated to the Hall this session. Apparently, we will have to do some things differently. One important development will be transitioning the
Cowboy Chronicle into digital format. It’s partly a move representing the future of print publications throughout the world. And it will definitely save in printing and mailing costs. We know that some members and friends will be reluctant to witness this transition. After all, not all of us have great access to technology on the ranch or in the country. And not all of us are very savvy when it comes to using technology. Solution--here’s where we can get our younger generation involved. Use your children or grandchildren to tap into the NDCHF website in the future and download the Chronicle into print form. At the same time, one can take advantage of the opportunity to tell a good western heritage story, reminding the younger generation about how important it is to pass this history along to their children. When you get done telling the story, help them understand why it is important to support the Center of Western Heritage & Cultures: Native American, Ranching and Rodeo. Or, O.K., go ahead and just call it the Cowboy Hall of Fame. As changes are being considered and implemented for the Hall, we ask for your patience, understanding and continued support. Our Board and Trustees are doing the best they can to ensure the future of the Hall of Fame. The annual Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 25. Please come out and once again hear the stories of the great western legacies to be preserved in the Hall of Honorees. We hope to see ‘ya in Medora this summer. Phil Baird, President Mandan, N.Dak.
NORTH DAKOTA COWBOY HALL OF FAME Executive Director Darrell Dorgan Medora Site Manager Kathy Miller
Board of Directors
President. Phil Baird, Mandan Vice-president Robert Tibor, Hebron Secretary/Treasurer Russell Danielson, Harwood Virginia Eck, Bismarck Laura Griffin, Medora Shirley Meyer, Dickinson Ray Morrell, Mandan Dick Nelson, Valley City Walter Piehl, Jr., Minot Ross Rolshoven, Grand Forks Willard Schnell, Dickinson Roxanne Solberg-Gillespie,York James Chamley, Colorado Springs, CO Editor Cathy A. Langemo WritePlus Inc. Bismarck Layout United Printing, Inc. Bismarck
Editorial Advisory Committee Phil Baird Ray Morrell Robert Tibor Send Letters, Address Changes, Memberships and Contributions to: Bismarck Office: 120 N. 3rd St., Ste. 85 Bismarck, ND 58501-3860 Phone: 701-250-1833 Fax: 701-250-1835 Medora Office: P.O. Box 137 Medora, ND 58645-0137 Phone: 701-623-2000 Fax: 701-623-2001 Website: www.northdakotacowboy.com E-mail: email@example.com
Vision People of all Nations and cultures will come to understand and appreciate North Dakota’s ranching, rodeo and Native American cultures through the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Mission Statement The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame will strive to preserve and educate about the western history and cultural heritages of North Dakota’s Native American, ranching and rodeo communities.
Operating Hours May-Sept. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. MDT. Oct.-Apr. Open upon request.
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Notes from darrell The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame will soon be in the pari-mutuel horse-racing, off-track betting business. The North Dakota Racing Commission has approved our application for a Simulcast Operator License, allowing NDCHF to join with the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation in placing up to 70 electronic-betting machines at locations across the state. The machines, which will be placed at bars and lounges, are owned by MTPBets Limited, a Canadian company. NDCHF and Fort Lincoln will receive a small percent of money wagered in the machines. How much? We’d be guessing if I suggested an amount.
However, with luck, the machines that allow people to bet on races and watch them in real-time around the world should provide us with a badly needed source of steady income. The machines are all linked to the Internet, and anyone wanting to bet on a race can get immediate information on the race, use a credit card to place the bet and accept the pay out in cash or have it credited to the credit card. The machine will also support Ipads that will be available at tables within establishments with the machines and, again, bets can be made and races watched from across the world. The machines will also allow people who want to bet on horse races to place bets using their cell phones. We’ve always been reluctant to get into the gaming business, but parimutuel betting on horse races seems to be a natural. The first of the machines is expected to be placed next month at Boots in Medora and the Buckskin in Killdeer. Other sites are being looked at in Williston, Watford City, Mandan, Minot, Stanley and other cities across the state.
If you know of a location that might be interested in hosting a machine, give me a call at 701-250-1833 or 701-226-4431. For more information on the betting machines and how they work, MTBets maintains an informational video at www.MTPBets.com.
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Induction plans under way Make your plans now to attend the 2011 Induction ceremony and activities in Medora on June 24-25. The two-day gathering begins on Friday evening, June 24, with a social, banquet and entertainment on the NDCHF patio. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora (701-623-2000). On June 25, the Induction ceremony begins with a Trustees meeting at 10:00 a.m. MDT on the Tjaden Terrace. Entertainment is scheduled for noon, with Keynote Speaker Trent Loos and the Induction ceremony following at 1:00 p.m. He records, produces and sends his radio programs from wherever his travels take him, using his laptop computer and the Internet. Loos has a radio-listening audience
of four million and can be heard on more than 100 stations across the country. His radio programming includes daily Loos Tales and Rural Route programming , as well as Dakota Trails & Takes, Colorado Trails & Tales, Loos Trails & Tales and Illinois Truth Be Told. His programming airs each weekend at 8:30 a.m. CT on Dish Network 9411. The 30-minute TV show takes a look at the people and places in Rural America and explores the issues affecting U.S. animal agriculture and today’s food production. Loos is a regular columnist for Feedstuffs newspaper and a partner with Feedstuffs in Feedstuffs Foodlink, a project focused on providing the facts related to the U.S. food production system. He can also frequently be found addressing agricultural and nonagricultural groups alike. Among his favorite audiences are our nation’s youth where he takes the
opportunity to talk with them about the importance of food and national security, and the value of their involvement in today’s production system. Loos, a native of Quincy, Ill., entered the hog business at a young age and has been involved in livestock production every since. He and his wife Kelli operate a purebred Limousin and Angus herd. Loos Tales first aired on KMZU Radio in Carrollton, Mo., in January 2001. Since then, his radio career has included Agri-Talk and Brownfield Network. Loos Tales airs on over 100 stations across the U.S. He enjoys meeting and interviewing a diverse group of people in order to keep the show entertaining and educational. All horse raffle tickets stubs and money must be turned in before the Induction ceremony starts. The horse raffle drawing will be held immediately following the Induction ceremony.
Gun Road Show coming
The NDCHF is pleased to again host a Gun Road Show on Winchester Weekend, June 11-12, at the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora, with firearms expert Phillip Schreier from the National Rifle Association’s National Firearms Museum as the in-resident expert. Schreier is the senior curator at the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virg., where he has worked for 22 years. He will be available to
examine and appraise people’s firearms beginning at 1:00 p.m. MDT on Saturday, June 11, and at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 12. He is a historian and author whose features have appeared in Guns and Ammo, Military Classics Illustrated, Wild West, The Rifleman, and publications. He appeared in over one dozen episodes of Tales of the Gun and Modern Marvels and has assisted with a dozen more related episodes for The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and A&E. In 2003, Schreier was appointed by the field editor for American Rifleman Television and with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. He continues as a weekly host of the Firearms Heritage and I Have This Old Gun segments of show. In August 2009, Schreier reported on the Global War on Terrorism and spent 10 days in Afghanistan report-
ing on the arms and equipment of the troops. In past years, the NDCHF Gun Road Show brought hundreds of people and guns in from the Upper Midwest. They were appraised by some of the world’s top authorities. Last year, a gentleman walked in with a Walker revolver in a gunny sack. The Walker, which is extremely rare, was the precursor of the Colt and was appraised at more than $30,000. Numerous other firearms that have been brought to the Hall of Fame’s Gun Road Shows have been appraised at more than $10,000. One gun at the 2009 show was appraised at $40,000. The oldest firearm was a Dutch 17th Century wheel-lock musket, owned by a Dickinson area family and in pristine condition. If you have a rifle, pistol or shotgun that you want to know more about, bring it in to the Hall of Fame on June 11-12 for a free appraisal.
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NDCHF begins volunteer program Wow, it seems like we went from winter straight into summer. Our doors opened here on May 14 while the snow was still melting in the coulees. Once again, we are very excited that the 2011 tourism season is under way. We started off right away during May when the students rushed through the doors for our “Classroom in the Badlands” program. I am also excited about our new NDCHF Summer Volunteer Program, especially after hearing from many of you who are excited about spending time with us and our visitors this summer. We have four couples who are
signed up already, and I have set up specific dates and other arrangements. The volunteers will be enjoying a free campsite (need to bring your own camper this year–we hope to have a camper available for next year). They will also receive two free passes to the Medora Musical and various free or discounted meals throughout their stay with us. The job duties will include assisting with light cleaning in the morning, greeting customers at the entrance gate and story telling in the children’s play area. We host the Medora’s Wild West Shootout every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the park
NDCHF receives priceless photo collection
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is the recipient of a new gift that will preserve the sport of rodeo for generations to come. Long-time N.Dak. rodeo photographer Howard Bubel and his wife Diane of Center recently gifted the Hall of Fame a 20-year collection of his rodeo photographs. The more than 20,000 images of rodeos, rodeo contestants and animals were taken by Bubel at rodeos from El Paso, Texas, to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but most were taken at hundreds of rodeos in N.Dak. beginning in the 1980s.
The Bubels run JDJ Custom Insulation of Center, and he is still involved with rodeo, providing steers and calves for events across the country. Bubel began taking photos because his children were involved in rodeos, and he had a love of photography. He says, “I wasn’t thinking about preserving history; it was a hobby that became a passion. The contestants became friends, and it was fun recording history.” Bubel says, “Once I was finished, I began thinking about the historical significance of the thousands of photos and wanted them to go where they would be accessible and preserved.” NDCHF Executive Director Darrell Dorgan says, “The Bubel gift is remarkable. It’s a priceless piece of history that will be viewed for generations to come.” The NDCHF is pursuing a grant to catalogue Howard and Diane’s remarkable gift and, within a year, have prints available for sale to contestants and rodeo fans across the country.
across the street from the Hall of Fame. Our volunteers enjoy a front-row seat for the performances and a possible part in the skit if we come up short for extras that day. Sounds like a fun way to spend a couple of days or a week this summer!! Give me a call (701-6232000) if you are interested, as we still have some openings. We really look forward to seeing ya’ll this summer in Medora. Kathy Miller NDCHF Site Manager
Chronicle and Langemo win awards Cathy A. Langemo, editor of the NDCHF Cowboy Chronicle, recently received communications awards from the N.Dak. Professional Communicators for her work on the Chronicle. She earned a first place for two articles—the “Bar Lazy S Ranch offers over century of history” feature in the February 2010 issue and the “Racing part of Turtle Mountain horse culture” feature in the June 2010 issue. Langemo also received a second place award for the June and November 2010 issues of the Cowboy Chronicle.
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F UNDRAISING 2011 saddle raffle tickets going fast by Judith Hammer The 2011 saddle raffle is on track to be another successful fundraising project. The net proceeds will be used toward improvements at the Cowboy Hall of Fame. The winning ticket will be drawn from the raffle barrel during the Induction Ceremony on June 25. Trustees and friends have outdone themselves this year. As the Cowboy Chronicle went to press, more than $8,500 of ticket stubs have already been turned in! Envelopes postmarked from Iowa to Indio and points in between have come through the mails—the run for the gun is on!
Hats off to master saddle maker “Pony Bill” Engen of Belfield! His skills and artistry created the Hall of Fame-themed saddle, which he donated for this year’s raffle. A limited quantity of tickets remains for distribution. If you want more, contact the NDCHF office in Bismarck (701-250-1833). All tickets (sold and unsold) must be turned in prior to the raffle drawing on June 25. If you are mailing tickets, stubs and money, please allow enough time for them to reach the Bismarck office before Thursday, June 23.
Consider NDCHF license plate For those who still don’t have the special NDCHF license plate, you can still order it. Executive Director Darrell Dorgan says, “The plates are being proudly displayed on vehicles all around the state and beyond. They are a fun gift idea and an excellent marketing tool for the Cowboy Hall of Fame.” Project Manager Judith Hammer says, “Remember--NDCHF gets $15
of each special license plate ordered, plus the organization receives a lot of free advertising from the CHF plates on the road. You can order the special plate through either NDCHF’s Bismarck office or directly through the ND Department of Transportation. If you need a form, call the Bismarck office at 701-250-1833 or go to www.dot.nd.gov. Click on
Application for Organization Plate (SFN 54397), complete the form and mail it to the ND DOT.
Bring in your branding iron Over 100 NDCHF ranchers have put their brands on the NDCHF patio wall over the past five years. Have you? The cost to preserve your brand for posterity is just $100 for members or $200 for non-members (which includes a one-year Ranch Boss membership). It will be there for generations to come.
The Hall of Fame maintains a propane torch to heat up the branding irons. Electricity is also furnished for those who bring electric irons. Call Kathy Miller at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora (701-623-2000) to arrange your branding.
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2011 Inductees made sure her sons and grandchildren learned to ride the Quarter horses raised on their ranch. Gullickson volunteered her time and expertise to 4-H clubs, assisting and teaching girls who entered horse shows and attended horse camp. Several of the horses she raised went on to win championships in events as far away as Penn. Gullickson once said, “I’ve won enough buckles to make a whole belt.” She died in 2005.
He took home his first buckle in 1955 and has tallied up more than 25 saddles during the past 40 years. Northrop worked winters as a ranch hand for Jim Tescher and Don Short and rode for the Figure Four Ranch on a couple of fall round ups. He was hired as a surveyor for the Bureau of Public Roads at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Northrop hosted many team ropings at his Medora arena and was employed by the Gold Seal Company and the National Park Service from 1964-‘93. He winters in Ariz. where he ropes three to five days a week, returning to Medora in the summer to spend time with his sons and help area ranchers with cattle work.
Maude (Kirk) Gullickson
Modern-era Rodeo Maude (Kirk) Gullickson of Center was born in Washburn in 1911 and started riding as a toddler. She rode nearly every day until she was 73 years old. Gullickson trained and rode barrel-racing horses, competed in local and regional rodeos and won the North Dakota Rodeo Association (NDRA) State Champion Barrel Racer title in 1955. She continued to compete in Old Timers events until age 70 and was named “Old Timers Rodeo Queen”. She married Orville Gullickson in 1936, and they farmed and ranched northeast of Center for 40 years. She proved to be an integral part of the operation, assisting with cattle drives and brandings, along with the housework and child rearing. She
Bruce Northrop of Medora was raised near Grassy Butte and, in 1950, at 17 years old, he left home to work for Fettig Brothers Rodeo. The Fettig outfit trailed rodeo stock to events until 1953 when they began trucking. During this time, Northrop started competing in saddle bronc, bareback, calf roping and wild horse races, even though he was not a full PRCA member. In 1968, Northrop started going to jackpot ropings and joined the U.S. Team Roping Championship in order to compete.
Guy Anthony Fox
Pre-1940 Rodeo Guy Anthony Fox of Fort Berthold was born in 1902 and lived most of his life on the Fort Berthold Reservation. He went to school at
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Shell Creek and Pipestone Indian School in Minn. A member of the Flint Knife clan, his first name was Yellow Dog and then Bright Wings. Eventually, Fox was allotted 320 acres of land and ranched and farmed successfully. He built a practice arena southeast of his Shell Creek home where many Native American cowboys could practice bronco busting, bulldogging and roping. Fox married Grace Parshall, and they raised a family of 15 children, several of whom became outstanding rodeo cowboys. His forte was saddle-bronc riding; he won at the Cannonball Rodeo in 1930 and was a contestant at the Van Hook Rodeo in 1938 and 1939. He also participated at both the Sanish and Van Hook rodeos on the Fourth of July 1947. He served on the tribal council during the 1950s and on the Mandaree School board. He was active in the NDRA. Fox died in 1971 and is buried in Mandaree.
Modern-era Ranching Roger Stuber of Slope County was born in 1940 on the ranch established in 1909 by his grandfather. The Stuber Ranch borders the HT, Logging Camp, TP and Burke ranches. Stuber and his brother Richard continued to brand their Herefords with the iron their father registered back in the day—the S over 5. Stuber attended the University of Wyoming, earning a degree in animal science and business administration. In 1963, the brothers bought the Schaefer place west of their folks and, a decade later, the home place from their parents. In the 1950s, the Stubers had a small herd of 15 brood mares. They broke the two-year-old horses, using the geldings for range work until the 1970s. The Stubers run about 1,000 head of cattle, keeping meticulous perfor-
mance records for the past 50 years. The first Stuber Ranch bull sale took place in 1969. Their cattle have been sold all over the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico and Argentina. Stuber has been named “Agriculturalist of the Year” twice--in 1980 by the NDSU Saddle & Sirloin Club and in 2007 by the Bowman Chamber of Commerce. Beef Magazine gave him the “Trailblazer Award” in 1993 and, a year later, the N.Dak. Stockmen’s Association awarded him their “TopHand Award”. A life-time member of the American Hereford Association, he served as national president in 1977 and served on the executive board for the NCBA.
Pre-1940 Ranching Archie Campbell of Wells and Eddy counties was born in 1897 and spent most of his life in Wells and Eddy counties. He traveled to New Brunswick, Canada, in 1914 and, while there, met Jessie Gilliss. They married in 1917, returned to N.Dak. and, by 1932, had established Crystal Springs Ranch, a spread that eventually included 11,000 acres near Warwick. They started out with horses, mules and 100 Black Angus cattle. During the Depression, the Campbells sold
mules to the U.S. Army. They purchased the best prizewinning animals at the N.Dak. Winter Show in Valley City. By 1980, they were running 2,300 head of cattle, 250 horses and one retired team of 37-year-old mules. The Campbells also owned a large road construction company and relied on several foremen and ranch hands to handle livestock chores. Vernon Knudson, DVM, remembers what fine and hospitable people the Campbells were and that Archie always wore a Stetson hat, no matter how cold the weather. The Campbells didn’t have children, but took good care of their employees. The crew was well-fed and never had to work on Sundays. They even underwrote funeral and burial expenses for area cowpokes. When someone in the area needed medical care, the foreman of Crystal Springs Ranch was dispatched to transport the injured or ailing to the hospital. Campbell died in 1980.
Cowboy Long Rider Marie (Cordner) Tyler of Moffit and Bismarck was born on a farm near Moffit, N.Dak., in 1908. Marie graduated from Bismarck High in 1926 and, in 1938, she married Jim Tyler in Poplar, Mont. They operated tourist cabins at the
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She directed the Miss Rodeo North Dakota pageant for several years and the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in 1960. The Tylers moved into Bismarck shortly before Jim died in 1976. She continued at a busy pace, traveling, entertaining and enjoying her grandchildren born to daughter, Peggy. Tyler died on February 1, 2002.
North Dakota Winter Show
Special Achievement Marie (Cordner) Tyler
foot of the Missouri River’s Memorial Bridge and ran Bismarck’s Finney Drug Store until 1963. In 1946, the Tylers bought the Ward Ranch along River Road, renaming it the JJ Bar Ranch. It was the perfect place to raise Herefords and show their Quarter horses. Tyler was an excellent horsewoman and became the only North Dakotan, and first woman, to win the Western Pleasure Stake Riding Competition at the 1957 Minn. State Fair. They went to Texas and Okla. in 1954, shopping for cattle and purchasing brood stock, and one bull, creating the first herd of Santa Gertrudis cattle in N.Dak. Her involvement with many state and national livestock organizations, culminating in 1985 when she was selected as the first woman to receive the prestigious Golden Spur Award from the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. In 1976, she was the first woman elected into N.Dak. State University Saddle and Sirloin Club’s Hall of Fame as the “Man of the Year”. Tyler was president of the American National Cowbelles and the N.Dak. Cowbelles. She coordinated the National Beef Cook-Off in Bismarck in 1983. Her list of awards and achievements is impressive.
The North Dakota Winter Show Rodeo began after construction of the N.Dak. Winter Show Events Center in Valley City in 1963. J.C. Stevenson produced an NDRA Championship Rodeo in the new arena, hosted by the Winter Show. The rodeo was sanctioned by the PRCA the next year. Bob Aber, from Beach, N.Dak., has been associated with the event for 48 years, first as stock contractor and now as producer. The ability to attract top contestants and outstanding stock has allowed North Dakotans to enjoy pro-rodeo and to follow the careers of cowboys and cowgirls to the National Finals Rodeo and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion titles. Such performers as Brad Gjermundson, Tex Appledoorn and the famous
N.Dak. “Six Pack” have astonished the crowd who fill the 3,450 seats for each performance held each year in early March. Fans say this local event is on par with rodeos in Cheyenne, Pendleton and Houston. In 1976, a Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show pageant was established, giving young women an opportunity to vie for the MRND title. Specialty acts and visiting rodeo royalty, such as Miss Rodeo America representatives from North Dakota Brenda Lee (Bonogofsky) Pickett and Ashley (Andrews) Alderson, have graced the arena each year since 1964.
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NDCHF Inductees (1998-2011): (P) = Pre-1940 RANCHERS 1998 Vic Christensen A.C. Huidekoper Angus Kennedy Sr. John Leakey 1999 Paige Baker Sr. John W. Goodall Frank P. Keogh 2000 Ben Bird (P) Bill Follis (P) Ole Solberg (M) 2001 Jay N. Grantier (P) Andrew Voigt (P) Frank Kubik Jr. (M) 2002 Freida Bohnsack (P) William “Bill” Taylor (P) Harris Goldsberry (M) 2003 Theodore Albers (P) Margaret Barr Roberts (P) Brooks Keogh (M) 2004 Earl Henderson (P) Jack Dahl (M) 2005 Edward S. Hall (P) Raymond “Butch” Luger (M) 2006 Andrew Johnston (P) Leonard Davis (M) 2007 Donald Stevenson (P) Jake Larson (M) 2008 William Connolly (P) Alick Dvirnak (M) 2009 Perfecto Fernandez (P) George Fenton (M)
2010 Matt Crowley (P) Russ Silha (M) 2011 Archie Campbell (P) Roger Stuber (M) RANCHES 1999 Cannonball Ranch 2000 Eaton Brothers’ Custer Trail Ranch 2001 Eaton Ranch-Towner 2002 Birdhead Ranch 2003 Nelson Sunrise Ranch 2004 Long X Ranch 2006 VVV Ranch 2008 Anchor Ranch 2010 Taylor Ranch RODEO 1998 Duane Howard Alvin Nelson Jim Tescher Tom Tescher 1999 Dean Armstrong Emanuel Chase Joe Chase Pete Fredericks 2000 Louie Pelissier (P) Gene McCormick (M) 2001 Elmer J. Clark (P) George Defender (P) Wilfred “Sonny” Ehr Jr. (M) Delvin Reich (M) 2002 George Bruington (P) Scott Gore (P) Dale Jorgenson (M) 2003 Alex LaSotta (P) Lyndon “Frank” Marshall (P) Franklin “Tex” Appledoorn (M)
(M) = Modern-era 2004 Walt Neuens (P) “Badlands Bill” McCarty (P) Jim Johnston (M) 2005 Joe Wicks (P) Alvin R. “Gabby” Gabbert (M) 2006 Robert B. “Bob” McLeod (P) John L. “Jack” Chase (M) 2007 John “Johnny” Quilliam (P) Henry “Almit” Breuer (M) Harold “Harry” Olson (M) 2008 George Charging (P) Mervel Hall (M) 2009 Melvin Griffin (P) Angus Fox (M) Brad Gjermundson (M) 2010 Howard Wanna (P) Lee Selland (M) John "Buzz" Fredericks Jr. (M) 2011 Guy Anthony Fox (P) Maude (Kirk) Gullickson (M) Bruce Northrop (M)
2010 Double Jeopardy LEADERS OF RANCHING & RODEO 2001 George M. Christensen, DVM 2001 Earl Northrop 2002 Pearl Cullen 2004 William Hamann 2006 James P. “Jim” Jefferies 2008 James F. “Jim” Weekes 2010 Rex Cook SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT 1998 Killdeer Mountains Round-up Rodeo 1999 Dickinson Match of Champions 2000 Home On The Range Champions Ride 2001 Sanish Rodeo 2003 Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo 2006 Mandan Rodeo 2009 50 Years in the Saddle 2011 North Dakota Winter Show Rodeo ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 1998 Louis L’Amour 1999 Ted Cornell 2000 James "Cy" Taillon 2001 Frank B. Fiske 2004 Einar Olstad 2007 Tibor Brothers 2010 Robert "Cowboy Bob" Rindt
RODEO ARENA (including Rodeo Producers) 2000 Fettig Brothers Rodeo 2001 John Stevenson 2003 George Gardner 2005 Leslie “Jim” Barnhart 2005 Frank Wetzstein 2007 Samuel Rhoades 2008 Steve Tomac 2010 Bob "Aber" Abernethy
GREAT WESTERNER 1999 Theodore Roosevelt 2000 Ray Schnell Sr. 2001 Sakakawea 2005 Sitting Bull 2009 Arthur Link
RODEO LIVESTOCK 2000 Old Shep 2001 Old Fitzgerald 2002 Figure Four 2004 Whiz Bang 2006 Little Yellow Jacket 2008 Red Pepper
COWBOY LONG RIDER 2006 Donald W. “Don” Hart 2009 John Hovde 2011 Marie (Cordner) Tyler
LEGACY AWARD 2005 Evelyn Neuens 2009 Willard Schnell
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P LAQUES Family and friends honors loved one with plaque Clinton "Clint" DeMill Kopp
Memorial Wall Program honors family and friends The NDCHF’s Memorial Wall and Card File Registry Program is the perfect opportunity to honor family
Clinton “Clint” DeMill Kopp was born Sept. 14, 1932, at Kathryn to Leonard and Elsie (Kulsrud) Kopp. He grew up in Lisbon and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1951. He married Barbara Clow in 1951 and served in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from NDSU, Clint worked as a shepherd at NDSU and then as executive secretary of the Red River Valley Fair. He owned and operated various businesses in the Fargo area, including the Wild Rice Bar, Roughrider and Western Shop and Shamrock Bar. He was working at Adesa, West Fargo, at
the time of his death. Clint enjoyed raising and showing sheep, riding horseback and traveling. He was a member of the West Fargo VFW, West Fargo School Board and Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church. He died Nov. 10, 2010, in Fargo at age 78. Clint is survived by his companion Carmen Bernier, four children—Terry Nesland, Bob Kopp, Vickie Pergande and Patti Mendez, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four siblings.
members, special friends and others, preserving a person’s life and accomplishments for future generations. The card file registry lets you honor someone with a card file for $250. The card file includes biographical information, a photograph and a brand.
For $1,000, a person, business or organization can be honored with a 14” x 9” plaque. A $5,000 plaque, 18” x 10½”, also includes biographical information. Both plaque sizes include a card file. For more information, call Cathy Langemo at the Bismarck office (701250-1833 or 701-527-7948).
OBITUARY POLICY If you are aware of the recent death of a NDCHF member; a N.Dak. cowboy, cowgirl or rancher; or a friend of western heritage, please inform us and, if possible, provide an obituary or funeral program. Obituaries can be sent to: NDCHF, 120 N. 3rd St., Ste. 85, Bismarck, ND 58501-3860. Space availability may determine inclusion and length.
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E ND OF THE TRAIL NDCHF Trustee Juanita (Fredericks) Warden, 69, died April 17 in Stephenville, Texas. Her Hidatsa name was “Crocus Woman” (Maa-Xho-Daa). She was born 1941 in Elbowoods to John and Catherine Fredericks. Raised on the Fort Berthold Reservation, Warden graduated from Killdeer High School where she was a cheerleader and on the Student Council. In 1959, she competed for Miss Indian America.
Warden attended Colorado State University and graduated from Minot State University with bachelor’s degrees in business and physical education. While at CSU, she was active on the rodeo team, excelling in barrel racing and goat tying. She was shown in the June 1961 Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crown” after winning the all-around cowgirl title at Chadron State College Rodeo in Neb. At MSU, Warden continued on the College Rodeo Circuit, was honored as the Killdeer Mountain Round-up Rodeo Queen and served as flag bearer. She began a 32-year teaching career at Laramie County School District No. 1 in Cheyenne, Wyo., in physical education and
health. She also coached track, volleyball and gymnastics, winning state titles. She earned a master’s degree in education from Leslie College. She was married to E.L. Warden for 23 years, and they had two children. After retiring, Warden relocated to southwestern U.S. near her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Tri Sigma Sorority, VFW Women’s Auxiliary and National Guard Ladies’ Auxiliary. She served as a NDCHF Trustee. Warden is survived by her daughter Becky Jean and family, her son John and family, her brothers Pete and Tom Fredericks and sister Betty Gress.
Rosemary Andahl, 89, Bismarck, died April 20. She was born to Paul and Agnes (Murray) Schonert and attended school in rural Burleigh County. She married Roy Andahl in 1941, and they lived on the Andahl homestead north of Bismarck until fall 2010. Andahl was active in her church, 4-H, the election board and the Burleigh County Pioneers Association. She is survived by her sons Paul and Jeff and daughters Linnea and Denise.
and received many awards along the way. He was genuinely interested in people. He is survived by his son George Jr. and two grandchildren.
They farmed near Menoken and, in 1942, purchased a farm near Wing. In 1955, they moved to Wing and to Bismarck in 1994. Klein enjoyed life, including visiting, fishing, cooking and involvement in church, 4-H and the Cancer Society. She is survived by her daughter and son and four grandchildren.
Mark Baker, 50, died April 9 in Orlando, Fla. Mark was born in Bemidji, Minn., to Bonita and Frederick Baker. After graduating from high school in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1978, Mark attended college in Alaska and Fla. and served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed books, long talks on a variety of topics, the outdoors and adventure. He is survived by many family members, including his parents, sister, brothers and NDCHF members Paige and Gerard Baker. Wendell Berndt, 73, of Erie, died on Mar. 25. He was born in Amenia to Ervin and Mae (Krueger) Berndt. He attended school in Erie. Berndt married Nancy Kyser in 1965. He farmed most of his life, retiring due to health issues. George “Woody” Gagnon, 96, Bismarck, died Jan. 29. Born in Page to George A. and Nina (Pray) Gagnon, he attended school in Page, Fargo and NDSU. He served in World War II and retired from the ND National Guard. He married Renee Patterson in 1944, and they lived in Valley City after the war, where he owned a restaurant, sold insurance and was active in the National Guard. In 1961, Gagnon moved to Bismarck with the National Guard and retired as a colonel. He also served as director of administration and chief of staff for Gov. Art Link until 1980. Gagnon enjoyed volunteerism and was actively involved in a variety of organizations
Margaret Griffin, 99, of Dickinson died April 22. She was one of seven children born to Carl G. and Elizabeth (Vassie) Gunkel. She attended area schools and, after graduating from Belfield High School, she taught school before marrying Melvin Griffin. They had three children. They ranched near Belfield, and she especially enjoyed gardening, jelly making and clothes mending. She belonged to various organizations, including Senior Citizens, Ladies Aid and Birthday Club. Griffin is survived by her son Bud, daughter Glenda, daughter-in-law Mary and other family. Donald A. Johnson, 58, of Horace died Feb. 3 in Fargo. He was born in Elgin and grew up north of Keldron, S.Dak. He attended country schools and graduated from high school in Lemmon, S.Dak., where he participated in football, wrestling, FFA and the Lemmon Rodeo Club. Johnson went on to Dickinson State University and N.Dak. State University, competing in wrestling and rodeo. He often won wrestling matches, qualifying for state and college finals. Johnson was a member of the Badlands Regional Team which won the International World Cup Team Rodeo in Calgary. Johnson married Nancy Holsen in 1986, and he had a son and daughter. Johnson worked at hauling cattle, livestock sales, crop adjusting and auctioneering. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and horses. Johnson is survived by his wife, children and other family members. Olga Klein, 91, Bismarck, died Feb. 16. She was born to John and Carolina (Gellner) Brose and attended school in Arena, graduating from Wing High School. She married Theodore “Ted” Klein in 1939.
Clinton “Clint” Kopp, 78, West Fargo, died Nov. 10, 2010, in Fargo. He was born at Kathryn to Leonard and Elsie (Kulsrud) Kopp and grew up in Lisbon, graduating from Lisbon High School in 1951. He married Barbara Clow in 1951 and served in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from NDSU, Kopp worked as a shepherd and then as executive secretary of the Red River Valley Fair. He owned and operated various businesses in the Fargo area. Kopp enjoyed raising and showing sheep, horseback riding and traveling. He was a member of the West Fargo VFW, West Fargo School Board and Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church. He is survived by his companion Carmen Bernier, four children and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe Loh, 88, Manning, died Mar. 8 in Dickinson. He was born to Carl and Susanna (Seiler) Loh and grew up near Regent. He attended country school. Loh moved to Dickinson in 1946 and worked at Queen City Packing. He moved with his parents that year to a farm near Regent. He married in 1948 and lived in the Regent area until 1955. By 1956, they moved to a ranch west of Manning, where they raised cattle and farmed until 2008, when they moved to Dickinson. Loh enjoyed pulling pranks, collecting horse bits and arrowheads, telling stories and rodeo. He was one of the original members of the Regent Sodbusters Saddle Club and a member of the N.Dak. Stockmen’s Association, German Hungarian Club and Catholic churches. He is survived by his wife, three children and other family.
June 2011 • The Cowboy Chronicle • Page 15 David A. Nelson, 81, Williston, died Mar. 7. He was born near Keene to Albert and Ingrid (Westerlund) Nelson. He attended area schools, graduating from Sanish High School in 1947. Nelson stayed on the family farm, ranching with his father. In 1954, Nelson married Carolyn Olson, and they lived on the homestead ranch. He was a member of the Lutheran church, the American Agriculture Movement, Farmers Union Oil of Sanish, 50 Years in the Saddle and Watford City Eagles. He served on the board of the McKenzie County Grazing Association. Nelson enjoyed hunting, collecting guns, fishing, flying and his pets. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. Brinley Pennington, infant daughter of TJ and Greta (Furuseth) Pennington, was born and died on March 17 in Bismarck. She is survived by her parents and grandparents, including NDCHF members Alan and Vicki (Solheim) Pennington, Killdeer. Gary Dean Russell, 63, Williston, died Jan. 21. He was born in Williston, the son of Raymond and Virginia (Hall) Russell. He attended Trenton School and graduated in 1965. He went on to the N.Dak. State School of Science, earning an auto mechanics degree. Russell married Lynn Zimmerman in 1966, and they had four children. He worked at car dealerships, as a grader operator, in the sugar beet fields, and ranching. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Williston Elks Lodge, Jaycees and the Northwest Grain and the Trenton School and Hardscrabble Township boards. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters and many other family members. Bernard Solberg, 88, died Jan. 29 in Bismarck. He was born in Bismarck to Arthur and Mabel (Skoglund) Solberg. He attended Bismarck schools and started ranching at a young age, working with his father on the family homestead. He married Marjori Lockrem in 1950, and they had four children. After her death, he later married Beverly N. Reile in 1970. Solberg enjoyed traveling, ranching and farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church, ND Stockmen’s Assn., Sons of Norway, Three Crowns Swedish American Assn., Mandan Elks, Bismarck Order of Eagles and the NDCHF. He is survived by his wife Beverly, two sons, a daughter and many other family members.
Life Album: The Frank and Doris Kubik Story,
authored by Cathy A. Langemo, is available for $10 & $1 tax & postage by calling 701-527-7948 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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F UNDRAISING Members Contribute to NDCHF The following are new or renewing NDCHF members from Jan. 25-May 16, 2011, deposits only. To contribute through any of the following methods, please complete and mail the form on page 18. Donations Dora Jane Brockway Mike Metzger, RNDC Foundation (Republic National Distributing Co.) Gordon & Sandra Schnell
Willard** & Linda Schnell Bruce & Lauren Strinden
Pledges/Capital Fund & Trustee Caretaker Program Franklin “Tex”* & Pauline Appledoorn James Chamley* Alick* & Grayce Dvirnak ND Farmers Union Educational Foundation Vonny Young*
Silver Buckle ($250-$499 annually) Cynthia & Harvey* Billadeau Will Chamley* Merle* & Linda Clark David Dunlop* & Ellen Larvick Dunlop William* & Kay Fortier Allan & Peggy Gustin Tim* & Sue Jorgenson Eleanore Lindemann* Alvin* & Kaye Nelson Dick Nelson* **, Dick Nelson Sales & Leasing Inc. Chester & Joy Reiten Allen* & Tammy Ryberg
Theatre Chairs Claudia Albers (In Memory of Helen Fandrich Bosch & Louise Hagerott Pfliger) Marvin Kaiser Jean Kautzman (In Memory of Helen Fandrich Bosch & Louise Hagerott Pfliger) Judith Libby (In Memory of Helen Fandrich Bosch & Louise Hagerott Pfliger) George Perry (In Memory of LeRoy “Bud” Perry) Sheryl Pfliger (In Memory of Helen Fandrich Bosch & Louise Hagerott Pfliger) Thomas Pfliger (In Memory of Helen Fandrich Bosch & Louise Hagerott Pfliger) Charlene Sampson (In Memory of Helen Fandrich Bosch & Louise Hagerott Pfliger) Arlyce Schulte (In Memory of Helen Fandrich Bosch & Louise Hagerott Pfliger) Dorothy Van Sickle (In Honor of Bruce Van Sickle) Janice Voigt (In Memory of Robert L. Voigt, M.D.) Carol Winter Bjorge* (In Honor of Bill Winter)
Trophy Spurs ($200-$249 annually) Ashley (Andrews)* & Eric Alderson Bradley Brettin James Chamley* ** Thomas* & Linda Lou Colquhoun Jim Cook Dwight “Ike” Crimmins* Denise Forte-Pathroff* & Robert Pathroff Marlene Fortier* Allan* & Patricia Goerger Victor* & Gail Goetz Barbra Kennedy Johnson* Grant Johnson* LeRoy* & Roberta Johnson Robert* & Connie Knudson Stan & Lori Koppinger Frank Kubik* Byron* & Deloris Langley Bill* & Joanne Lowman Dale* & Sandra Nystrom Kenton & Kathy Onstad Wade L. Peterson* Lee Selland* Roxanne Solberg-Gillespie* Craig Van Sickle* Berk & Kay Strothman Bill Whitmore* Armon* & Peggy Jo Wolfe
Ranch Boss ($100-$199 annually) Neil & Avis Berger Raymond & Lois Blegen Dale Chilson* Bev* & Steve Christensen Dean Dahl
Foundation Grace Link
Gold Buckle ($500-$999) Phil Baird** Richard & Janet Elkin George “Bud” & Carol Perry
Dean & Lila Ellison, Hanging E Ranch Tim Flakoll Monte Fox Bernice Galusha Steve & Denise Grantier David & Debra Harsche Wayne & Connie Herman James Hovde Stan & Sharon Gjermundson Russell & Cynthia Harkness (In honor of William Harkness) Dale* & Barbara Jorgenson Roman & Peggy Kauffmann Clyde Krebs Richard Johnson Gary & Belinda Maher Karen & Bill Novak Jim & Sonja Ozbun Tim Petry Florian Roehrich* Barry & Donna Ronningen, Ronningen Farms Richard A. Ruud Jim Sagvold* Rob Sand* Winston & Barbara Satran James Solberg Kathleen Spicer, Spicer Vineyard Wendy Stuber* Stuart Ternes Hal Thorson Elsie Trotter* Norman Vangsness Larry & Ula Widdell Florian & Gladys Woroniecki Wrangler ($50-$99 annually) Morris Baye John Bearman* Clayton & Pearl Bertsch Rory & Wanda Brown (gift from Robert & Donna Irwin) Wade Anderson Todd & Cindy Brown Bill & Pam Bryan Alberta Burke* John Erickson Robert Freise P. Dorine Gabbert Val Ganje Wayne & Karen Gerbig E.A. “Betty” Grantier Gregory & Andrea Hager Bob & Rose Hansen Alan, Lisa & Ethan Hendrickson R. Hewitt (gift from James
Solberg) Kathleen Hockhalter Ellen* & Toby Huber Arnie & Patti Irwin (gift from Robert & Donna Irwin) Robert Irwin* John & Susie Irwin (gift from Robert & Donna Irwin) Donald & Jannene Janssen Roger & Anita Johnson Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig & Gordon Gerbig Roger Kiwimagi Aaron & Cynthia Krauter Bill & Lorri Lengenfelder Mark Kalbus Katherine L’Amour Lyle & Sharon Leiseth Sheila Marie* George & Joyce Monson Ella Murray Martin Orgaard* Bernice Pfliger Brenda Lee Pickett Wesley & Sharon Sauer Don Schmid* Allen & Lorraine Schmidt Arlyce Schulte John & Laura Shipley John Slag, Brickdust Livestock Cheryl & Arnie Stein Adam Wanner* Herbert & Lilian Wilson Robert & Debra Wisness Sandi Zaleski Kid’s Corral ($10 annually) Ashley Ellison (gift from Dean & Lila Ellison, Hanging E Ranch) John Fischer (gift from Gerda & Larry Fischer) Brett Obritsch (gift from Sheila Marie)
* Denotes NDCHF Trustees **Denotes NDCHF Board Members (Please notify the NDCHF of any errors or omissions by calling 701-250-1833.)
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F UNDRAISING NDCHF gifts honor loved ones The NDCHF has received honorariums/memorials for the following individuals (includes Jan. 4-May 16, 2011, deposits only). To honor a loved one, see the memorial/contribution form on page 18.
In memory of Rosemary Andahl ElRoy & Carol Haadem In memory of Roy Bird Bear Phil Baird William & Kay Fortier In memory of Wendell Berndt Don & Janice Rustad
In memory of Larry & Donna Estenson Roxanne Solberg-Gillespie Justin & Sara Spickler Nathan & Emily Spickler In memory of Lloyd Faulk LeRoy & Roberta Johnson In memory of A.J. Franzen Robert & Valerie Bahm
In memory of Gene Brooks LeRoy & Roberta Johnson
In memory of Hubert Freise Bob & Wilma Freise
In memory of Vernon Bucholz Audrey Olson & sons
In memory of Jason Gleason Nikki & Alan Boote
In memory of Mildred Burian Sheila Marie
In memory of Margaret Griffin Phil Baird Darrell Dorgan Wayne & Karen Gerbig, ET Ranch Colette & Casey Gjermundson Steve & Patti Goodall Sydney Hegge Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig & Gordon Gerbig Kate, Scott & Ardene O’Connell Leah Ray Willard & Linda Schnell
In memory of Gary L. Carlson Nancy & Darrell Hermanson In memory of Darrell Chruszch Robert & Valerie Bahm In memory of Lorin Duemeland Duemeland’s Commercial Real Estate In memory of Frank Emch Wayne & Karen Gerbig, ET Ranch Brenda Lee (Bonogofsky) Pickett Wendy Stuber
In memory of William Harkness Tarol Dutton Louise Eriksmoen Raymond Gilroy William Harkness Hazel Priem
In memory of Annabelle Hawkinson Don & Janice Rustad In memory of Billy Dick Hoverson LeRoy & Roberta Johnson
Elmo & Elinor Sorenson Philip & SharleenThompson
In memory of Donald A. Johnson Jim & Gini Stevens
In memory of Roger Redetzki Don & Janice Rustad
In memory of Brooks J. Keogh Kathleen Spicer, Spicer Vineyard
In memory of Johnny Reilly Sheila Marie
In memory of Fred Kist Jr. Robert Freise In memory of Clint Kopp Shelley Doherty-Johnsen & Kurt Johnsen Gary L. Peterson In memory of Joe Kronberg Keith & Janell Hauck In memory of Vernon Lee Arlene Isaak In memory of C.F. Martell Dora Jane (Martell) Brockway In memory of Jerry Meyer Robert Freise In memory of David A. Nelson Donald & Delores Carlson Brad & Jackie Gjermundson Ann Hinsverk Stacey & Kelly Indergard Carolyn Nelson Donald & Sandra Sivertson
In memory of Jerome Praus Roy Rutherford
In memory of Gary D. Russell Lynn R. Russell In memory of Frances Silha Laura Pegalis Patrick & Leanne Rafferty Wendy Stuber In memory of Bernard Solberg Norma Nelson, Nelson Sunrise Ranch In memory of Arlen Sommers Ken & Ila DeKrey Fritz & Diane Kohn Bob & Bonnie Lee In memory of Ron Spicer Kathleen Spicer, Spicer Vineyard In memory of Andrew Voigt Roberta Bosch
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North dakota cowboy hall of fame membership/memorials Membership Contribution of $ _____________________________________ Category _______________________________________________________ Memorial Gift of $ _______________________________________________ In honor of ______________________________________________________ Theater Chair Fund $ ______________ Building Fund $ _______________ Foundation $ ____________________________________________________ Name ___________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ City _____________________ State ________ Zip Code _______________ Phone _________________________________________________________ Credit Card _____________________________________________________ Expiration Date __________________________________________________ Mail, fax or email this form (or a copy of it), along with your check or credit card number, to: North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame 120 N. 3 rd St., Ste. 85 Bismarck, ND 58501-3860
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All contributions are tax deductible. KID CORRAL ....................................$10-$49 ANNUALLY WRANGLER CLUB ..........................$50-$99 ANUALLY RANCH BOSS CLUB .......................$100-$199 ANNUALLY TROPHY SPURS CLUB ...................$200-$249 ANNUALLY SILVER BUCKLE CLUB ..................$250-$499 ANNUALLY GOLD BUCKLE ................................$500-$999 ANNUALLY DIAMOND SADDLE CLUB ..............$1,000-$4,999 ANNUALLY TRAIL DRIVERS CLUB ....................$5,000-$9,999 ANNUALLY BRONC RIDER CLUB ......................$10,000+ANNUALLY
Many thanks to our volunteers!! Annual meeting Jim Chamley Ginny Eck Laura Griffin Russ & Helen Danielson Judy (Tibbetts) Pauley Ross Rolshoven & son Vicki Sommer And many others who helped during the Annual meeting weekend All auction item donors
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M EMBER NEWS
Veeder Scofield chooses Badlands singer/songwriter Jesse Veeder
Scofield grew up on the edge of N.Dak.’s Badlands and, though she had other opportunities, she decided to come back home. As she writes in a recent Inspired Woman article, she and her husband Chad now is the fourth generation on the family’s ranch. And she lives in her grandmother’s house, which is inspiring to her and where she and Chad plan to open a ranch vacation business. Fargo-Moorhead-based company 4th in land sales
Pifer’s Auction and Realty Company ranks 4th in the U.S. for real-estate auctions with sales of $55.1 million. The ranking was reported by The Land Report, a publication monitoring and ranking American land sales. Pifer’s, based in Moorhead, is a locally-owned company doing business for 10 years. Andrews family featured in ND Living magazine
Rita Andrews and her family were featured in the May issue of ND Living magazine. In the Recipe Roundup section of the magazine, the article discussed cooking for a large family on the ranch and for annual branding crews. NDSA staff honored
Julie Ellingson, NDSA’s executive vice-president, was honored recently as the ND Professional Communicators’ Communicator of
Member promotes national clothing line
Bismarck’s Century High School senior Jayce Doan is a new promoter for Panhandle Slim, a Western wear manufacturer. His rodeo experience, academic achievements and community involvement brought the opportunity his way. Bismarck-Mandan City Magazine features NDCHF member
Chris Sand, of Dunn Center, was described as a 40-year-old Renaissance man in a recent City Magazine article. Sand has done it all—driven truck, delivered fish in Canada, hitchhiked to Central America and sang to audiences across the country. (Read more about him in the February 2011 City Magazine or online at citymag.com.) “Heritage Family Business of the Year” award goes to N.Dak. business
The first Vicki Clarke Prairie Family Business-of-the-Year Award, endowed by the Clarke family of County Fair Foods in Mitchell, S.Dak., was presented to the Duemeland family of Duemelands Commercial, Bismarck. The company’s roots go back to 1905 when four Patterson brothers and George A. Duemeland founded the Patterson Land Company. For $1/acre and only $.10 down, the group bought more than one million acres of railroad land between Bismarck and Jamestown.
UTTC names building for Art and Grace Link
On April 28, the United Tribes Technical College dedicated its Child Development Center, named for Grace and Arthur Link. Financial support from the Link and others made it possible to construct the center in 1977. Grace Link took part in the program. The center is one of three childcare facilities on the UTTC campus, serving 250 children of students who attend the college. Hall recognized by DSU
NDCHF Trustee Todd Hall, a 1992 graduate of Dickinson State University, was recently selected as the first alumni recipient of the Arras of Diversity by DSU and the Alumni Association. Norsk Høstfest PO Box 1347 Minot ND USA 58702 701-852-2368 Private Housing: 701-857-0500
The June issue of Cowboy & Indians magazine includes a photo of the NDCHF Wild West Shootout reenactment presented at the Hall of Fame during the summer. You can see the shootouts again this season every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Hall.
Achievement. The highest honor bestowed by the NDPC, it recognizes professional achievement, community involvement and service to the organization. Ellingson will represent N.Dak. at the National Federation of Press Women conference in September in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Sheyna Strommen, NDSA communications director, recently won first place for the ND Stockman magazine. She also won first place in specialty articles on agriculture/agribusiness.
September 28, 29 October 1, 2 , 30 Høstfest Eve C011 on September 27cert merica’s North A EST L ARG avian l! Scandin Festiva
NDCHF Wild West Shootout event featured in Cowboys & Indians
Martina McBride Tues,7:30 pm & Wed,1 pm Trace Adkins Wed,7:30 pm & Thurs,1pm The Judds Thurs,7:30 pm & Fri,1pm Gaither Høstfest Homecoming Fri,7:30 pm & Sat, 7:30 pm Charley Pride Sat, 1 pm
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2011 Wild West Series & Medora Season Schedule June 11-12
Gun Road Show/Winchester Weekend - ND Cowboy Hall of Fame
National Day of the Cowboy, ND Cowboy Hall of Fame
Elgin Saddle Club Rodeo, Elgin
RRA Rodeo, Max
RRA Rodeo, White Earth
Chamber Rodeo, Hettinger
Wing Horse Club Rodeo, Wing
PRCA Rodeo, Ashley
Flag Day & All-horse Parade, Medora
Wild Horse Stampede, Fort Yates
ND High School State Finals Rodeo
RRA Rodeo, Ray
PBR event, Bismarck
Morton County Fair & Rodeo
RRA Rodeo, Dunseith
Sperry Horse Sale, Ranch-O-Rama Rodeo Grounds
Induction Social, Dinner & Entertainment, ND Cowboy Hall of Fame Patio
RRA Rodeo, Richardton
RRA Rodeo, Ruthville
PRCA Rodeo, Beaver Valley Horse Club, Strasburg
Slope County Fair & Rodeo, Amidon
ND Cowboy Hall of Fame 14th Induction Ceremony, Tjaden Terrace
Blaisdell Saddle Club Rodeo, Blaisdell
Day of the People (2nd Annual Celebration of our Native American Heritage), ND Cowboy Hall of Fame
Barrel Racing Event, Ranch-O-Rama Rodeo Grounds
Grant County Fair & Rodeo, Carson
RRA Rodeo, Cannonball
June 26-July 2
National Junior High Finals Rodeo, Gallup, New Mexico
Greg Hager in Concert, Medora
Radio Stars Concert, Medora
NDRA Finals Rodeo, Watford City
June 30-July 2
Roughrider Days Rodeo, Dickinson
Badlands Appreciation Weekend, Medora
Billings County 125th Anniversary, Medora
Bowman County Pro Rodeo, Bowman
RRA Rodeo, Maddock
ND Cutting Horse Association, Ranch-O-Rama Rodeo Grounds
Mandan Days Rodeo, Mandan
Independence Day Celebration Festivities, Medora
ND Cowboy Hall of Fame closes for season (open for groups or by appointment year round)
Greg Hager in Concert, Medora
RRA Rodeo Finals
Killdeer Mountain Round-up Rodeo, Killdeer
ND Junior High Rodeo, Wing
RRA Rodeo, Towner
Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo (Badlands Circuit Finals), Minot
Veterans Day, Medora
Adolph Burkhardt Country Western Concert, Medora
Badlands Circuit Finals Ranch Rodeo, State Fair Grounds, Minot
RRA Rodeo, Jamestown
Theodore Roosevelt Symposium Social, ND Cowboy Hall of Fame
Bowman County Fair & Rodeo, Bowman
Wildlife Feed, Medora Community Center
McKenzie County Fair & Rodeo, Watford City
National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas, Nevada
RRA Rodeo, Wishek
Old-fashioned Cowboy Christmas, Medora
National High School Finals Rodeo, Gillette, Wyoming
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NDCHF Site Manager receives award NDCHF Site Manager Kathy Miller of Medora has been named the Community Champion of the Year by Dickinson State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The award, the first given by the University’s Strom Center, was presented to Miller in April. Miller has managed the Hall of Fame’s Medora operations for the past four years and lives with her husband Roger in Medora. The award, to be presented annually, recognizes those who have made an outstanding impact on southwestern North Dakota in 2010.
The award is presented to a person who volunteers personal time and resources to promote her/his community. Miller was recognized specifically for promoting the city of Medora. NDCHF Executive Director Darrell Dorgan says he wasn’t surprised by Miller’s selection, noting that, “Kathy is an outstanding individual who not only promotes the Hall of Fame, but also the city of Medora. She’s made a big difference in the lives of people in western North Dakota.”
NDSU honors Danielson NDCHF Board member Russ Danielson, who retired from NDSU in 2010, was recently honored by the NDSU Saddle and Sirloin Club. Danielson grew up on a diversified farm near Valley City. He majored in animal husbandry at NDSU and joined the Animal Science Department in 1965 as beef cattle herdsman and instructor.
After earning a Master’s degree, Danielson became a NDSU professor, academic advisor and faculty advisor for the NDSU Judging and Saddle and Sirloin clubs. Overseeing the Little International was one of Danielson’s favorite duties. He was active in many beef industry organizations and received the NDSU Blue Key Doctor of Service Award in 2009.
Quilt brings funds to Bible camp A quilt, containing many early N.Dak. brands, has been created as a fundraiser for the Badlands Ministries Bible Camp. It will be auctioned off on September 18 at the camp near Medora as part of the 31st annual fundraiser. The king-sized quilt, created by Carol Thompson of Bismarck, has a center pattern--the cross at the top of the hill--representing Anne Thompson’s favorite memory of the Bible Camp. A book listing all brands stitched on the quilt, along with brand owners’ names, the date each brand was first recorded and photos and stories of each, will go along with the quilt. The quilt includes 137 appliqued livestock brands in 8 colors and comes with coordinating pillow shams with 46 additional hand-appliquéd livestock brands.
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Ribs & Blues Visitors enjoy ribs & music.
Musicians add to event.
Wild West Shootout
The Wild West Shootout crew has fun with the reenactment.
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