Jim Chamley

Jim Chamley

Jim Chamley was born in the northwest corner of North Dakota, and raised on a ranch at White Earth. He graduated from high school in Stanley. Although he migrated to other parts of the country, eventually settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim maintained strong...
Kaye Nelson

Kaye Nelson

Born in Watford City, North Dakota, on July 12, 1937, Kaye (Van Dyke) Nelson is the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Arnold Stromme and Anna Signalness Stromme Van Dyke Jorgenson. Much of Kaye’s life was spent on her grandparent’s Bar U Ranch along the Little Missouri...
Willard Schnell

Willard Schnell

Willard Schnell is one of 11 children born to Ray Sr. and Clara Schnell, Dickinson. Schnell’s father and two partners founded the Dickinson Livestock Sales Company in 1937 and, from that time on, the auction and livestock market business played a major role in the...
Harold Schafer

Harold Schafer

Harold Schafer was born on a small farm near Stanton, ND, in 1912, the second of Edward and Bertha Schafer’s three children. No stranger to hard work, he took his first paid job at the age of eight, working in a butcher shop for $4 per week. He developed a strong work...
Evelyn Neuens

Evelyn Neuens

Born July 16, 1912, to Dan and Olive (Syverson) Connell, Evelyn grew up on a ranch 20 miles south of Medora and attended the Lebo School through the 8th grade. She liked to work outside, trading her inside chores for her sisters’ outside chores. Evelyn attended a year...
Virginia Eck

Virginia Eck

Virginia Eck was born, raised and has lived her entire life in North Dakota. She is the fourth oldest of six children born to Samuel and Enola Eck. Ginny, as she is better known by friends and family, started her ranching and horse career at age five. Her mother...