MEDORA, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) About 250 people are attending the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction ceremony today in Medora.
Board president Phil Baird said the attendance numbers are higher this year as many communities in the state were suffering from major flooding including the city of Medora.
Baird and N.D.C.H.O.F vice-president Robert Tibor presented Daryl Dorgan with an award for his dedicated service as the Executive Director of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame for some 15 years.
Baird and Tibor said Dorgan’s passion for the Cowboy Hall of Fame was second to none and he was the driving force behind getting a number items for the North Dakota facility.
Dorgan stepped down from the position last fall and a new director will be selected soon. He said it was a nice ride being the first director to see the Hall of Fame go from a concept to the reality of a beautiful facility with a museum.
Dorgan said it took a lot of people to make the Hall of Fame a reality and he was glad he could be a part of that and preserving the rich history of cowboys, rodeos, ranching and native American culture in and the west.
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