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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: November 28, 1996

There’s a bird of a different feather in the neighborhood. Dana and Terry Sampson, of Whitehall, lived and cattle ranched in South Dakota for two years, but recently returned to the Whitehall area with emus (large, flightless birds native to Australia) in tow. Building a home in the Lower Rader Creek area, the Sampsons are ready to ranch emus instead of cattle.

“Terry and I were seeking an alternative lifestyle when we came upon emu. We read about them in ranch magazines and then we found people who owned emus and they delivered the birds to us. It’s possible to raise a lot of birds in a small...


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