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Lu Strangford named 2018 parade marshal


August 3, 2018

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Strangford on her horse, Champion, in 1956

Lu Strangford was born and raised on the family ranch at Mill Iron along with her brother Bud. Her parents were Leslie and Louise Strangford.

Strangford's first job was herding sheep for her uncle, Vernon Knipfer, while he attended school in Ekalaka. She earned $5 a day. She also helped herd cattle and sheep from Mill Iron to the CY at Camp Crook, South Dakota for them. To earn money, Strangford also broke ponies and horses for $50.

4-H was a large part of her life growing up. Strangford says that she owes so much of her knowledge to 4-H. While a 4-H member, she showed registered heifer cow...

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