Dive Into North Dakota’s Cowboy History At The Cowboy Hall Of Fame In Medora
Life in North Dakota is centered around two things: farming and ranching. With more than 90 percent of the land within the state used for either of those things, that comes as no surprise. It is the top industry in the state by a mile. In the east river valleys, much of the land is used for crops thanks to its exceptionally fertile soil. In the rugged terrain of the west, ranching is more prominent. And where you have ranches, you have cowboys. This has been the case for decades and still lives on strong today, and you can see this history for yourself at the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.
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The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is open daily through summer and fall. It closes for the season in mid-December. They often have special events and live presentations, so check out their website or their Facebook page to see what’s going on at the museum.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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