• Cowboy Hall of Fame display
  • Actor Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota
  • ElkHorn Ranch Site
  • Fargo native Roger Maris went on to become a New York Yankee home run hero
  • Signs at Elkhorn Ranch
  • Actor Josh Duhamel is from Minot, North Dakota
  • Ralph Engelstad Arena Hockey Rink
  • Before he became president of the U.S., Theodore Roosevelt was a rancher in the Badlands of what would become North Dakota.
  • May newsletter art
  • Olympians Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and Jocelyne Lamoureux are from Grand Forks

Local Legends

Numerous legendary characters shaped North Dakota's past. Did you know President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying "I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota?" And that Sitting Bull was a skilled musician and artist? Discover the story behind these and other North Dakota legends here. Click here for more on North Dakota's local legends.

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