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T.F. Roberts and Ben Bird on horseback, Medora, N.D.
T.F. Roberts and Ben Bird on horseback, Medora, N.D.
TitleT.F. Roberts and Ben Bird on horseback, Medora, N.D.
Date of Original194-
DescriptionT.F. Roberts and Ben Bird sit on horseback in the North Dakota Badlands near Medora.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Rural views
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Horses
Cowboys
Horseback riding
Personal NameRoberts, T. F.
Bird, Ben, 1864-1962
LocationMedora (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2003-P-10-0033B
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryBen Bird was known as the oldest genuine cowboy at the time of his death, and rode at times with Theodore Roosevelt and the Marquis de Mores. He began his career driving cattle north from Texas in 1884. He settled in Western North Dakota in the 1890s.
T.F. Roberts moved to Billings County with his family in 1891. He was the father of Harry Roberts, long-time caretaker of the Chateau de Mores in Medora.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionRoberta R. Kennedy Photograph Collection 2003-P-10
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2003-P-10-0033B)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2003P100033B
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