Thore Naaden

Thore Naaden

“Thore Naaden, who said he wouldn’t trade ranching for any other life has gone on his last roundup …” is the opening line in a November 1954 article in Bar North, the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association magazine. Thore was born into a sailor’s family in Stavanger,...
James Uhlman

James Uhlman

James McEwen “Mac” Uhlman was born April 11, 1854, at Chelsea, Nova Scotia. He married Millie Dean Jaynes in 1878, and together they immigrated with family members to Wisconsin, settling near Roberts and River Falls. In 1891, Mac moved to North Dakota, setting up camp...
Martin Hovde

Martin Hovde

Martin S. Hovde was born February 14, 1913, to Jeremiah and Laura Hovde in Harvey, North Dakota. The family homesteaded in McKenzie County; however, during the winter of 1921, they moved south of Epping, North Dakota in Truax Township. Martin grew up on the family...
Steve Weekes, Sr.

Steve Weekes, Sr.

Steve Weekes, Sr. was born in 1851 in Toronto, Canada. He arrived in the United States with his parents at six months of age. The family initially settled at Waterloo, Iowa. In 1878, he met and married his wife, Margareta Annie Thompson. They had their first child...
James Connolly

James Connolly

James Louis Connolly was born May 11, 1912 at the family home in Dunn Center, ND. In his early years, James lived and worked on the Two Bar Ranch at Dunn Center. During the winters of the 1930’s and 40’s, he also worked at the cow cap on the Little Missouri River,...