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  • The Murder of Captain Speer

    The animosity between the Irish and English is no secret.   Ireland has long fought against England’s claim to their island, and the violence between the British and radical members of Irish nationalist parties continues to this day.  Thus, it is unsurprising that nineteenth century Irish immigrants brought this age old-struggle with them across the Atlantic. […]

  • Putnam Hall

    Putnam Hall, a university landmark and current home of NDSU’s College of Business Administration, began its academic career in 1903 with a full-fledged letter campaign to philanthropist and steel-magnate, Andrew Carnegie.  School supporters hoped to secure funds for both a library and chapel at the North Dakota Agricultural College, but Carnegie repeatedly refused their requests.  […]

  • First Rail Service in North Dakota

    It was this date in 1872 that the first Northern Pacific steam locomotive chugged across the recently constructed bridge spanning the Red River. North Dakota’s rail network has proven instrumental to the state’s growth. The railroads provided easy transportation for settlers and agricultural goods alike, and were often the impetuous for the development of new […]

  • No Horsing Around Construction

    They say that there are two seasons in North Dakota-winter and construction.  As soon as the ice melts, the snow vanishes, and the cold chill of negative temperatures is forgotten, it’s time for the bright orange cones, the hard hats and the heavy equipment to come out.  It seems to take forever, but there really […]

  • Home Grown: German Russian Farm Kids Remember “FFA”

    Herbert Thurn “FFA” Interviewed: Bismarck, ND, 23 July 2007 Born: Venturia, ND, 07 February 1927 In fact, as part of the FFA program, we had to have projects on the farm, we had to have, like ah in my case chickens as one of my projects to report on and be responsible for. We could […]

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

    Joseph John Black “All By Hand” 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 and my mother would take the […]

  • Will School Time Capsule

    We live in times of constant change.  These days, catching a moment is as easy as snapping a photo with the camera in your cell phone, uploading it to your computer and adding it to your blog.  In the past?  Not so much. You’ve heard of time capsules being buried for the future to remember […]

  • Ordway’s Agricultural Exhibit

    If you’re familiar with your territorial governors, you probably remember Dakota’s seventh executive, Nehemiah Ordway, as the one who successfully pushed for the relocation of the territorial capitol from Yankton to Bismarck.  Or, you may remember him as the corrupt governor removed from office for questionable political practices. But those two elements alone should not […]

  • Paneful Experience

    On this date in 1908, authorities in Hunter were still attempting to locate the perpetrator in a bizarre encounter at the home of Harry Carr.  Harry, a local merchant was sound asleep when a noise woke his wife.  Worried, she sent Harry to investigate. That’s when Harry discovered a strange man standing in the middle […]

  • Stark County

    Work on the Northern Pacific Railway advanced rapidly across the Dakota prairie until the Financial Panic of 1873 brought construction to a screeching halt at Bismarck. The Northern Pacific languished for several years.  Finally, in 1878 a new team was brought in to reorganize the bankrupt company.  Their work began the process of putting the […]

  • Sam Silverman

    On this day in 1915, Sam Silverman was born. Sam’s father, Herman, operated a men’s clothing store in downtown Grand Forks. Sam worked at the family store while attending Central high school, and later on while attending the University of North Dakota for his bachelor’s degree and a degree in law. However, despite his degree, […]

  • Camp Weiser

    As the men of the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers followed General Sibley through Barnes County in July of 1863, they named several overnight camp locations after doctors who accompanied the expedition; doctors like Samuel Sheardown and Lucius Smith.  When the men made camp on July 13 near a beautiful cluster of freshwater lakes, they named […]

  • 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 […]