Dakota Datebook: Strange stories in North Dakota


January 8, 2024

It's the fantastic that sells. In 1907 and 1908, Ward County newspapers reported on a mess of such tales-some tall, some so strange they must have happened.

In one story, as the Kenmare news reported on this day in 1908, a buffalo that had wandered down from Canada apparently had an identity crisis. The buffalo joined Kenmare man J. A. Englund's cattle herd, and managed to go home with the herd...

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