Members of the Color Guard, front, present the U.S., North Dakota and Edgeley flags as the Army National Guard Band marches behind them down Main Avenue in Edgeley, N.D., Saturday during the Edgeley 125th Celebration’s main parade. (Brian Willhide / The Sun)
When former residents return to Napoleon to help the community celebrate its 125th anniversary they will see a lot of construction in the town of 857 people. Estimates vary but the most optimistic predict 20,000 visitors to the Logan County city this weekend.
If mamas aren’t supposed to let their babies grow up to be cowboys, some aren’t doing a very good job.
A prominent theme of rodeos — although not as forefront as themes like roughness, grit and strength — is the value of family.
Of the 200 or so entrants, many were a sibling, parent, cousin or child to some of their own competitors.
For those who like to celebrate the anniversaries of community births the next few weeks boast a variety of opportunities for street dances, parades and other events meant to celebrate life in small towns.
Windsor will celebrate its 125 years of existence through this weekend. The activities include a parade, with up to 75 entries anticipated, at 10:30 a.m. today. It will be followed by a tractor, car, pickup and motorcycle show at 1 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m., mechanical bull riding from 4 to 8 p.m., a commemorative gun auction at 6 p.m. and a street dance from 8:30 to 12:30.
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