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  • Dakota Territory and Slavery

    The issue of slavery and its expansion into new territories erupted as the great political debate of the mid-19th century; eventually leading to secession and civil war.  Slaveholders insisted any ban on slavery in the western territories was a discrimination against their peculiar form of property; it would undercut their economic and social stability as […]

  • Red River Steamboats

    In the last few decades, much attention has been centered on the Red River due to massive spring flooding and fluctuations in the level of the river. The seasonal rise and fall of the water is a concern for communities relying on the river for their water supply and recreation, but a hundred years ago, […]

  • Memorial Day

    Today we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Memorial Day, known originally as Decoration Day, was first officially observed on May 5, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery, where flowers were lovingly laid on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. General John Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the […]

  • Birds Beware of Golfers

    It has been a long, hard, cold winter, but we are finally throwing off these last chilly dregs of the season and, regardless of the high winds and flooding, spring has come.  Leaves are budding, flowers blooming, birds are singing, and the golfers are out. Such was the case on this date in 1928, when […]

  • Grant County Tornado

    On this date in 1933, Grant County residents took stock of damage inflicted by a killer tornado the previous evening.  At least 18 were known dead, but rescue efforts were hampered by downed power lines and washed out roads and culverts. Hardest hit was the Harold Lamb family of New Leipzig.  Two daughters were visiting […]

  • Sally Koslow

    High-school graduation brings about a feeling of change and a time for new beginnings. Countless North Dakota graduates have been bitten by the “Adventure Bug,” yearning for excitement, fame and fortune in the Big City. One such teen was Sally Koslow. After graduating from Central High School in Fargo, in May of 1966, Sally pursued […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “All By Hand”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “All by Hand” Joseph John Black Interviewed: Knox, ND, 06 July 2006 Born: Berwick, ND, 06 August 1924 It was always so hot, and then during haying time we’d go two miles away where there was low lying areas and that had grass, we’d cut that with the horses […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Making Hay”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Making Hay” Orion Aryln Rudolph Interviewed: Ashley, ND, 14 May 2008 Born: Ferdonia, ND, 01 June 1938 Well, there was haymaking time; me personally I didn’t got involved because I was just a little bit too young.  There was haymaking time when my dad would cut hay with the […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Four Big Belgian Horses”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Four Big Belgian Horses” Emmanuel Gene Jerger Interviewed: Moorhead, MN, 04 May 2008 Born: Eaton, CO, 01 June 1925 One time he put me to work with four big Belgian horses ahead of a drag and sent me out to a field to do some dragging.  And ah, I […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Typical Day”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Typical Day” Clarence Meidinger Interviewed: Edgeley, ND, 14 July 2007 Born: Lehr, ND, 15 May 1929 The first time when he got up you know, they had milking to do they always, well, we milked about I would say a dozen and a half cows at least maybe 15 […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “The Header Box”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “The Header Box” Eileen M. (Burlack) Ketterling Interviewed: Wishek, ND, 11 August 2006 Born: Burnstad, ND, 19 August 1930 We had this wheat that was my uncle’s wheat, Mr. Balen’s wheat and we were headering and Mother was driving the header with six horses and Brother Ben he was, […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “I Didn’t Know How to Do It”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “I Didn’t Know How to Do It” Anne (Frehlich) Hoffart Interviewed: Unity, SK, 16 July 2006 Born: Scott, SK, 05 October 1927 When we still were doing the harvesting started out still with binder and thrashing machine.  Later on we got a combine, but it was not self propelled, […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Struck by Lightning”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Struck by Lightening” Raymond Boechler Interviewed: Saskatoon, SK, 21 July 2006 Born: Karlsruhe, ND, 01 November 1925 No, Dad never talked too much about the freezing, but one thing I found interesting, he was coming he was seeding one time and I think they had four or six horses […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “I Shouldn’t Say Not Heavy Work”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “I Shouldn’t Say Not Heavy Work” Mary Sellinger Interviewed: Regina, SK, 27 July 2007 Born: Dilke, SK, 27 January 1923 We had to help out with everything, not heavy, heavy work, but although I shouldn’t say not heavy work I used to pitch a lot of bundles. I had […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “The Garden”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “The Garden” Marilyn Jeanette (Sauer) Bauman Interviewed: Bismarck, ND, 22 July 2007 Born: Java, SD, 30 September 1932 It was very large, it was probably the size of our city lots and they’d go in there with the plow, at first with the horses and a plow and later […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Barn Fire”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Barn Fire” Edna Lu Ella (Weisz) Buck Interviewed: Fargo, ND, 03 May 2008 Born: Lehr, ND, 07 January 1923 Oh, I can’t remember I was probably 12 or 13 when our barn burned and us kids were dumb enough to think we could put it out by running to […]

  • Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Working for Another Farm”

    Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember “Working for Another Farm” Arthur R. Bender Interviewed: Wishek, ND, 10 August 2006 Born: Wishek, ND, 09 November 1922 In ’38 when we had no crop, there was just nothing, so our dad said I found out you could hire out to some people in Lisbon and the surrounding […]

  • Flasher Congregational Church

    In May of 1908, the city of Flasher still had no Protestant church. However, that soon changed. Concerned citizens met at the Flasher school to organize a Congregational church. The Reverend Bosworth was called to be pastor, and given a $500 yearly salary. The church needed a building and chose to erect one on the […]

  • U.S.S. Oregon

    James Flater, son of a New Rockford blacksmith, had an excellent record as a gunner aboard the American battleship U.S.S. Oregon – he was able to hit his mark eight out of ten times at a range of four miles. On March 19, 1898, the Oregon departed San Francisco for Cuba, where war with Spain […]

  • Smallpox Outbreak

    During the winter and spring of 1901, an outbreak of smallpox struck the Midwest. In North Dakota, numerous patients in early February were discovered to have one thing in common — they had worked in the woods of northern Minnesota where they became infected. Some North Dakotans didn’t buy it; they accused physicians of trying […]