Want to learn more? Consider these:
- Jessie Veeder. Singer, songwriter, columnist, blogger from western North Dakota.
- Adam Taylor. Singer and songwriter from Watford City. Includes hit song “My Home in North Dakota”
- 50 Years in the Saddle: Looking Back Down the Trail Volumes I-IV contains extensive Western North Dakota pioneers’ histories and biographies. Learn more about the 5o Years in the Saddle group here.
- Watford City Diamond Jubilee Book provides both town and families’ histories. Published in 1989.
- The Tiger-Lily Years memoir of Erling Rolfsrud growing up in Western North Dakota during the 1920s.
- Memories of a Dakota Cowboy In his semi-retired years, long-time Western North Dakota (from the Spring Creek community of McKenzie County) cowboy, Hilman Berg compiles some of his memories of being a cowboy in McKenzie County into this book. [out of print]
- History of North Dakota comprehensive take on North Dakota history by Elwyn Robinson.
- Come Walk in my Moccasins: The Life and Times of James R Spurrier memoir of a commander that Chris Stenberg had in WWII. Some info available here. [out of print]
- McKenzie County native Larry Veeder paints landscapes of the west.
- Small Town Soldiers by Watford City native, Cody Shimek, featuring McKenzie County World Ware II veterans’ stories.
- When the Landscape is Quite Again: The Legacy of Art Link Art Link grew up in McKenzie County and later became governor of North Dakota.
- Homesteading general documentary about homesteading in the Upper Midwest.
- The Stavig Letters are an extensive collection of letters between two brothers, one who immigrated to America and his brother who stayed in Norway. Consisting of more than 150 letters from 1881 to 1938, the documentary gives voice and reality to the immigrant experience from the perspectives of both countries.
PLACES TO VISIT
- McKenzie County Heritage Park, Watford City, ND
- Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County, Watford City, ND
- Three Affiliated Tribes Museum, New Town, ND
- North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Medora, ND
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Watford City and Medora, ND