These 10 Rare Photos Show North Dakota's Ranching History Like Never Before
By Leah|Published January 09, 2018
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.
North Dakota has always been a state based primarily around farming. Thousands of tons of food is produced here every year. From wheat to corn, sugar beets to soybeans, and plenty of other things in between. North Dakota is also a place with a large amount of ranches. Cattle, sheep, and even bison are raised here by the thousands. Each year, the state produces millions of gallons of milk and many tons of meat.
Needless to say, ranching is an important part of the Peace Garden State and has been for well over a century. These rare, old photographs will show you this history like you’ve never seen. Let’s take a step back in time and take a look: