"Welcome To Our Home"
Really Are One Of The 50 States!
Our Photo Gallery click any scenic picture
"This scenery already rich pleasing
and beautiful was still farther heightened by immense herds of Buffalo, Deer,
Elk and Antelopes which we saw in every direction feeding on the hills and
Explorer Meriwether Lewis, Sept. 17, 1804
would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota"
“….the late afternoon
changed everything. As the sun angled, the buttes and coulees, the cliffs and
sculptured hills and ravines lost their burned and dreadful look and glowed with
yellow and rich browns and a hundred variations of red and silver gray, all
picked out by streaks of coal black. It was so beautiful that I stopped near a
thicket of dwarfed and wind-warped cedars and junipers, and once I stopped I was
caught, trapped in color and dazzled by the clarity of the light. I can easily
see how people are driven back to the Bad Lands." ---
John Steinbeck (author) description of the Badlands in
"Travels With Charley."
We live in the western part of the state of North Dakota.
The western part of the state is known mostly for farming, ranching, oil
production and excellant hunting and fishing.
This part of the state
includes The Theodore Roosevelt National Park, The North Dakota Badlands, The
Yellowstone River, The Little Missouri River, The Missouri River, The Lewis &
Clark Trail, Lake Sakakawea, The Oil Fields, & Grasslands
My Great Grandparents on both sides of my family were immigrants from Norway
and Germany, entering the US through Ellis Island NY, to Minnesota before coming to North
My husband's Great Grandparents were immigrants from Norway,
entering the US through
Ellis Island NY to Minnesota before coming to North Dakota, & from Ireland through Ellis
Island NY, to New York, to Iowa, before coming to North Dakota.
Our Picture Gallery consists of pictures of the land
up in or near & the wildlife, wild flowers & farm animals. Also we have included several pictures from our neighboring states and the beauty they behold.
Our winters are harsh and cold, our summers can vary from extremely hot
dry to cold & damp.
Each & Every Picture we
photographed, we are amateur photographers. There is a lot of wildlife we do
not have photos of but hopefully they will be added later.
We hope you enjoy a look at the scenery and wildlife we love so much.
Here is a
sample of the sounds of the Wildlife
The Sound Of The Animal Pictured
On The Picture
Antelope Eagle Bison
White tail Deer
Cottontail Rabbit Prairie Dog
Mallard Duck Baby
Canadian Goose Wild Horse
Mourning Dove Yellow Head Bk Bird
Sand Hill Crane
Killdeer Big Horn Sheep Meadow Lark Prairie Chicken Cedar
Waxwing Red Winged Bk Bird
I have included several
links to this great state if you would like more information
Western North Dakota Cities
Dakota gets its name from the Dakota division of the
Sioux Indians who lived on the plains before the
"Dakota" means "friend." French-Canadian soldier and fur
trader Pierre Gaultier de Varennes was the first known
white explorer to visit the home of the Dakota in 1738.
North Dakota was one of the last areas of the frontier
to be settled by non-Native Americans, and even today,
it's not a highly populated state.
Both rural and agricultural, with grain farms and cattle
ranches, the state's coal and oil reserves are
plentiful, and it also produces natural gas, lignite,
clay, sand, and gravel.
Bismarck, joined the Union in 1889 as the 39th state.
Wild Prairie Rose.
Western Meadow Lark
Western Wheat Grass
Richardson’s ground squirrel AKA Flickertail Gopher
union, now and forever: one and inseparable
State Nickname's: The
Peace Garden State / The Flickertail State / The
State Fruit: Chokecherry
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