These two were pretty easy to complete. After all, my parents do live in Jamestown and I am from there.
Jamestown is home to the World’s Largest Buffalo. This 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete giant has been standing watch over Jamestown from his perch at the Frontier Village since 1959. Created by sculptor Elmer Petersen, he has proven one of the midwest’s most popular roadside attractions for 50 years. In 2010, the World’s Largest Buffalo received his name, Dakota Thunder.
Jamestown is also home to three albino buffalo. The National Buffalo Museum’s herd of bison roam 250 acres adjacent to the Frontier Village and museum. Three rare albino bison share the pasture with their brown brethren. The first, White Cloud, was born in 1996 and came to live at the National Buffalo Museum in 1997. She gave birth to four brown calves before she beat the odds in 2007 and produced her first albino, a bull named Dakota Miracle.
The herd became truly legendary in 2008, when a third albino, Dakota Legend, was born to one of the herd’s brown members. American Indian tradition holds the white buffalo to be a sacred creature.