Wednesday, November 15, 2006

This is how they do it in Manitoba. It took 'em eleven minutes and eight seconds to harvest the wheat from this quarter-section (160 acres).

We had a ceremony at Dunn County Museum today for Dorothea Pelton, who won the 2006 North Dakota Excellence in Local History Award. About 25 years ago she and her husband, Les, became millionaires after discovering black gold on their remote Badlands ranch. They donated a good share of it to our Museum, and that's why I have a job. Les has passed on. Dorothea is in her mid-to-late nineties.

Mrs. Pelton with my Grandma in the log cabin earlier today.


Anonymous said...

That log cabin looks much more inviting with your grandma and Mrs. Pelton in it.

Anonymous said...

I wish you could see the log cabin Dot and her husband Les lived in (along with their 2 dogs). I always loved going to visit her, it was such a cool place. She made some of the coolest doll houses too. I think there is at least one of them at the museum too.