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Bill Lowman with his horse, Badger, after branding and vaccinating spring calves, June 1987
Bill Lowman with his horse, Badger, pausing after branding and vaccinating spring calves, June 1987. Photo: Jeri L. Dobrowski

Cowboy Poetry of Bill Lowman

A rancher-cowboy in the North Dakota Badlands, Bill Lowman is also a published author of four books, a professional visual artist, a speaker and entertainer at public events, and a teacher. His inspiration in all his pursuits is the American cowboy culture and the need for its preservation. He is the founder and director of the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering and a charter member of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

Originally submitted by: Byron Dorgan, Senator.



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