Dodson pioneer named to the Cowboy Hall of Fame
October 2, 2019
Benjamin F. Stevens was born in Iowa in 1862. That same year the Montana Territory was experiencing the discovery of gold and the establishment of the Homestead Act. These events would shape the State of Montana and inspire Benjamin's fascination with the western frontier.
After reaching the age of seventeen, "Ben" imagined Montana would provide more excitement and better opportunities. He began making his way westward with several of his own horses and engaged in the freighting business with Pennel & Roberts. En route, they passed by multiple herds of bison. Ben hunted buffalo to s...