You might not know the name James Drury off the top of your head but ask any true western TV fan and they will recall "The Virginian". "The Virginian" was the first 90 minute color television western show."The Virginian" was also the longest running western television show, James Drury has been inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

James Drury will visit Mandan, North Dakota for Rodeo Days beginning July 1st and wrapping on the 4th of July.He'll make stops at a special supper celebration at the Mandan Eagles on July 1st, the Mandan Rodeo, Art in the Park and the Independence Day Parade.

Merriweather Trade and Gift Shop in Mandan is hosting the visit of James Drury. Merriweather Trade and Gift Shop is located at  116 East Main street in Mandan.