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Ben Bird, Medora, N.D.
Ben Bird, Medora, N.D.
TitleBen Bird, Medora, N.D.
Date of Original1948
CreatorRoberts, Harry
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionBen Bird stands for a photograph in a Medora street. DeMores Park with the statue of the Marquis de Mores is visible behind him, and a truck is parked in the street.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Parks and forests
Statues and monuments
Subject (LCTGM)Cowboys
Cowboy hats
Personal NameBird, Ben, 1864-1962
Mores, Antoine Amedee Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896
LocationMedora (N.D.)
Item Number2003-P-10-0040D
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Ben Bird 1948 Roberts"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
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.
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- 0040D)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2003P100040D
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