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...
Russ Danielson

Russ Danielson

Russ Danielson grew up on a diversified farm in Barnes County, North Dakota. He graduated from Valley City High School and attended North Dakota State University majoring in Animal Husbandry. After graduation in December 1964, Russ joined the NDSU Animal Science...
Phil Baird

Phil Baird

Phil Baird and Evelyn Neuens made a unique intergenerational commitment to establish a Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1994. The dream eventually became the N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame with its centerpiece standing in historic Medora. Born at Quantico, VA, Phil grew up on South...