- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota State Historical Society’s book club will be examining a Pierre author’s book about a cattleman who played a significant role in developing the western part of the state.

The group will hold a discussion on Jan. 5 about the book, which is called “Controlled Recklessness: Ed Lemmon and the Open Range.”

Author Nathan Sanderson is set to discuss his writing about Lemmon, who was a cowboy and a cattleman. Shortly after 1900, Lemmon oversaw the largest pasture in the world.

He also founded towns including Lemmon, South Dakota.

Michael Lewis is president of the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. He says Sanderson is the first person to write a researched biography of Lemmon.

The gathering is free and open to the public.

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