Buffalo Statue Gets NameDakota Thunder is the winner of a naming contest for the 26-foot-tall, 60-ton bison statue at Jamestown.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) - What officials in Jamestown bill as the world's largest buffalo statue now has a name.
The Buffalo City Tourism Foundation on Tuesday said that Dakota Thunder was the winner of a naming contest for the 26-foot-tall, 60-ton bison statue that has stood near Interstate 94 for half a century.
Michael Shirek of Devils Lake won the $1,000 prize for entering the winning name.
An official naming ceremony is set for July 24.
Runners up in the naming contest were Dakotah Spirit, Benny, Sir James and Beauford.