Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chamberlain, SD

Today's adventure took me 30 miles from Valley City to Jamestown, home of the National Buffalo Museum (who knew a national buffalo museum even existed) and Pioneer Village. The main exhibit here is three white bison as part of their herd. Very rare and considered sacred by the Sioux. Unfortunately because of the heat the bison had decided to camp out in a grove of trees in the middle of the pasture. I thought about taking the camera and tracking them down until I saw this sign. They are in the trees behind the sign. (at least that's their story)

So instead I settled for the museum and there was enough information to fill several blogs. Here are a couple of pictures of the statues on the grounds.

This one just outside the museum.

These are the instructions for building the worlds largest buffalo in case you are interested in making a duplicate for your yard.

And here  he is. I know he's the worlds largest because the sign says so.

The dimensions so you get it right.

Tomorrow I post the museum pictures and Saturday we'll look at Pioneer village.

After this I jumped on my horse (Mel) and we drove almost 300 miles to Oacoma, SD, which is on Interstate 90 just west of the Missouri River. I have used all of today's energy and will sit back in the recovery mode while I spend the rest of the day enjoying the good life.


  1. Clever sign. Nope..never saw a buffalo that big so it MUST be the worlds biggest.
    If we had a yard, I would be interested in the dimensions. We have no yard...thus no interest.

  2. Think about the possibility of putting it on a trailer and dragging it around the country. Sure would make a good conversation starter.

  3. I guess you need the world's largest shovel to clean up after that buffalo... ;c)

    1. Now Paul, that's a lot of bull. (been waiting all day to say that)

  4. That's a big buffalo. Glad he isnt the kind that requires cleaning up after

  5. Replies
    1. He is a bit slow afoot, I don't think he's moved since 1959.


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