The Official Newspaper for Foster County

Dakota Datebook: Strange stories in North Dakota

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. O...

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