Dakota Datebook

Dakota Datebook radio features air weekdays at 8:41 am, 3:50 pm, 5:44 pm and 7:50 pm CT on Prairie Public.

Recent Shows

  • Mad Dog

    Monday, May 30, 2016

    Until 1885, anyone infected with rabies was not expected to survive.  That year, two scientists, Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux, developed the first vaccine for rabies.  They used it on Joseph Meister, a nine-year-old boy bitten by a rabid dog.  Meister lived another 55 years, and was the first person known to survive rabies. Rabies […]

  • Missing in Action

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    In March, 1941, Captain Frank O. Anders of Fargo shipped out to the Philippines on the U.S.S. Grant.  In one of history’s interesting coincidences, Anders sailed in the very same vessel that brought his father home from the Philippines after the Spanish American War in 1899. The younger Anders went to the Philippines to train […]

  • Valley City Rail History

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    In 1909, the Northern Pacific Railway built a new “high line” about a mile north of Valley City. This new line made it possible to overcome the steep grades of the valley, allowing trains to keep better time. However, the high line was also about a mile north of the city, bypassing the convenient, downtown […]

  • Stew Bass, Avenger Pilot

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Stewart Bass was born on this date in 1921 in Stevensville,  Montana.  He joined the Navy in 1941 and ended up flying the Grumman Avenger. Although the Avenger was designated a torpedo bomber, most of the time it carried conventional bombs. While training in Florida, Stew was seriously injured in a plane crash that put […]

  • Sherbrooke’s Decline

    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Sherbrooke, North Dakota is a shadow of its former self. Once the county seat for Steele County, it’s now a ghost town surrounded by farmland. Once a thriving farming community, the old townsite is now home to several abandoned structures, slowly being reclaimed by nature. Settlers came to Sherbrooke in 1881 after the village and […]

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