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  • Ranching has been a part of the landscape and economy of western North Dakota since territorial days. Today, family ranching operations still carry on a cowboy culture that traces back to the woolly wild West. One club that is still strong in its 56th year is the “50 Years in the Saddle” club, formed on this date in 1957.
  • North Dakota rodeo and Wild West Show performer Scott Gore was born on this date in 1880 in Deadwood, South Dakota. His family moved to North Dakota in the 1890s where his parents worked for the Pierre Wibaux W Bar Ranch.
  • Ben Bird was a true cowboy in North Dakota history. He knew how to herd cattle and how to rope and ride.Born in Texas in 1864, Benton “Ben” Bird came to…