Rodeo cowboy legend Alvin Nelson, a member of half a dozen halls of fame and North Dakota’s only world champion saddle bronc rider for 24 years, has died. He was 80.
It isn’t everyday that you meet a cowboy living in Minnesota. But it’s even more rare when that cowboy is making strides as the only one in his profession — in the history of the sport.
I’ll be honest. I’m a city girl — always have been, and likely always will be. So my knowledge of rough ridin’ cowboys ends at Hollywood Westerns and clichéd Clint Eastwood lines.