Froelich Ranch

Froelich Ranch

Matt J. and Katherine (Fitterer) Froelich started the original Froelich ranch in Sioux County (on the Standing Rock Reservation) in 1928. Matt was born September 4, 1881, at Speier, Russia, but was of German descent. Matt immigrated to the United States and arrived in...
Sheldak Ranch

Sheldak Ranch

The owners of Sheldak Ranch began to make their mark on the equine world in 1963. Their stallions Mighty Tim, King David and lmaginate became leading sires, all from Sheldak Ranch bred-and-raised foals. Those foals have gone on to win thousands of major awards through...
Black Leg Ranch

Black Leg Ranch

George H. Doan was born in Ontario, Canada in 1856, a descendent of Deacon John Doan, who came to America from England in 1629. After George’s father died, George came to the United States with his mother and siblings. In 1880, George came to Dakota Territory looking...
Olson Ranch

Olson Ranch

Ole T. Olson came from Ridgeway, Iowa to North Dakota seeking land. He looked for three requirements to build the foundation of a successful cattle ranch: coulees to protect cattle from the elements, good grazing and a spring to provide water. In 1897, Ole’s...
VVV Ranch Weinreis Brothers

VVV Ranch Weinreis Brothers

The history of the VVV Ranch, along the Little Missouri River in southwestern North Dakota, began 122 years ago. In the heart of the North Dakota Badlands between Medora and Marmarth, the ranch was first established as the JXL Ranch in 1883 by a wealthy Englishman,...