The Wild Horses of Roosevelt’s Badlands

He was an old man, arthritic and without a family band, but still wild and free.  Singlefoot was the oldest stallion living in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). He may have been on his own but he still found the energy to play and...

The Wild Horses of Roosevelt’s Badlands for The Cowboy Chronicle

He’s an old man now – arthritic and without a family band, but Singlefoot, the oldest stallion living in  Roosevelt National Park (TRNP)still roams wild and free where his ancestors did, looking out over grasslands and rolling hills interrupted by dramatic and colorful badlands. The history...

The True Facts

There is a certain beauty in the harshness of western North Dakota winters. Winds howl across the prairie, through the coulees, and sometimes bring the effective temperature as low as forty below. Snow, not always abundant, is often a patchwork with gray and brown rather than...

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...