Bison, National Mammal
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:27
U.S. senators from the Dakotas and other areas are making another attempt at having the bison declared the national mammal. Sens. Tim Johnson and John Thune of South Dakota and John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota are among those introducing the National Bison Legacy Act on Wednesday. The bill is backed by the Intertribal Buffalo Council and the National Bison Association. Similar legislation introduced in 2012 stalled in Congress. Tens of millions of bison once roamed most of North America, but overhunting reduced the population to about 1,000 animals by the turn of the 20th century. Conservationists including President Theodore Roosevelt saved the species from extinction in 1905 by re-establishing herds in Oklahoma, Montana and South Dakota. About 400,000 bison now roam pastures and rangelands across North America.
Cherry County Historical Society Placing Brands for Display Board on Thursday
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 15:27
The Cherry County Historical Society will be placing the Brands for the Display boards at the Museum on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 from 1 - 5 p.m. CT. The Museum is located on Highway 20 and Main Street. Bring your branding irons to take part of the display. This will be the last time they put brands on boards.
If you cannot attend, you may drop off your branding iron at the Visitor's Center before Thursday.