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Harold Schafer documentary to air on Prairie Public

Posted on 6/11/2013

The Dakota Institute has released a documentary film on the life of North Dakota Rough Rider Hall of Fame recipient, Harold Schafer.  Best known for creating the highly successful Gold Seal Company, Schafer later had the vision to turn Medora into North Dakota's number one tourist attraction.

"Mr. Bubble: The Harold Schafer Story," a film by Clay S. Jenkinson, premiered June 8-9 in Medora, the western North Dakota cow town that was restored to life through the efforts of Schafer. It will air on Prairie Public Television Thursday, June 13 at 7p.m. CDT.

"Perhaps no one has had a greater impact on the state of North Dakota than Harold Schafer," said David Borlaug, president of the Dakota Institute. "Jenkinson has truly crafted a fitting tribute to this remarkable man."

Archival photographs and film highlight the documentary, along with interviews with many who knew Schafer, including his wife, Sheila, and his son, former Governor Ed Schafer.
Public screenings of "Mr. Bubble: The Harold Schafer Story" will take place in Bismarck and Fargo at dates to be announced.

This is the third film by Jenkinson from the Dakota Institute, following "When the Landscape is Quiet Again: The Legacy of Art Link" and "The Charisma of Competence: The Achievement of William L. Guy." 

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