The Legacy of the Horse in the Lives of the Great Plains People

The Great Plains spread in a boundless swath of land across ten states running from Texas through North Dakota and into Canada.  The Northern Plains, including North Dakota, have vast open expanses dominated by short and tall grasses. The climate is one of extremes; cold...

The Goose and Laddie

On this particular early summer day we were all very excited. We were waiting for the “Goose”, a wonderful little train...

The Railroad and Settlement in Early North Dakota

As you drive around the prairies and badlands of North Dakota you will find countless ghost towns; old structures abandoned and falling victim to the weather and lack of use and upkeep. The majority of these ghost towns were once thriving railroad towns along a...

Biography of George W. Nohle

The Link children told the story about when Nohle’s cattle would get through the fences and out of one of his sections. They would chase the animals back in and then ride over to the Nohle ranch to report it. For their trouble they would...

Biography of Andrew J. Nohle

When Nohle began to establish himself the area was new and untamed. His cattle ranged up the Missouri River and over the region to the Canadian border. The Nohle Ranch became quite an achievement and an outstanding farm in the Yellowstone Valley....

Biography of Charles Franklin Martell

In August, 1908 a young man traveled from his home in New York to North Dakota. He got off the stage operated by his uncle, George Nohle, and walked the last seven miles to his uncle’s ranch. ...

The Western Trail

American cattle drives loom large in our imagination, but in reality they only lasted a short time in our history. The Chisolm Trail is iconic Americana and often what people think of when they envision an old west cattle drive. However, the lesser known Western...