Sanish Rodeo and More

By / July 14, 2014 / Sanish, ND

Sanish is no more.  It disappeared beneath the waves when the Garrison Dam created Lake Sakakawea and we’ve spent some time collecting photos of old Sanish when it still existed.  These photos were sent in by Don Hammer, scans he got from a friend’s scrap book years ago. These are mostly in the 1950 to ’53 era.

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More than any other event, Sanish was known for the Sanish rodeo.  Click the photo above until you see the full-size enlargement and take a look at the size of the crowd. Thousands of people came from all over the nation to watch and participate in the Sanish Rodeo.

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See all of our Sanish galleries here.

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Photos contributed by Don Hammer
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