Now in its 25th year, the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame announces its 2020 class of inductees to the Hall of Honorees.
Nominees are individuals and groups noted for their character and uniqueness who have made significant contributions to North Dakota’s western heritage and lifestyle through their participation in, or development and promotion of, the livestock industry, ranching, rodeo, arts and entertainment.
The 2020 North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees are:
Cowboy Long Rider : Dorvan Solberg (Williston)
Leaders of Ranch & Rodeo : Robert Luger (Fort Yates)
Special Achievement : North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (Bismarck)
Pre-1940s Ranching : Martin Hovde (Williston)
Modern Era Ranching : Philip Baker (Mandaree)
Ranches : Black Leg Ranch (McKenzie)
Pre-1970s Rodeo : Carroll Johnston (Watford City)
Modern Era Rodeo : Rockie Kukla (Rugby) and Harvey Billadeau (Parshall)
Rodeo Arena : James Cook (Sentinel Butte)
Rodeo Livestock : 44 Magnum (Bottineau)
Formal, public recognition of this year’s inductees will commence Friday, June 19th, with a dinner celebration at the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora. The induction award ceremony follows on Saturday, June 20th, at Tjaden Terrace in Medora and is open to the public. Schedule subject to change, with respect to ongoing development of COVID-19 guidelines set by the Governor’s office.