Augustus Vaux (1870-1953) founded the Veebaray Ranch in 1913. Vaux moved from Faribault, MN to Sidney, MT in 1906. There, he became a very successful entrepreneur and influential figure in Eastern Montana. As a community leader, Vaux was the Mayor of Sidney, owned a lumber yard, livery barn, hardware store, two grocery stores, served on the Sidney School Board, the Montana State Fair Board, and built the post office which still stands in Sidney today. He also funded numerous charities and was exceptionally well-known for his generosity to those in need.
In Vaux's later years, livestock was his principal business interest. Before the livestock market center was established, he acted as the local cattlebuyer, going from ranch to ranch purchasing cattle. The ranch land was acquired in several parcels, largely from former homesteaders.
Since 1950, Veebaray has been held as a family corporation by the descendants of Augustus Vaux.