Dakota Datebook

Dakota Datebook radio features air weekdays at 8:35 am, 3:50 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:50 pm CT on Prairie Public.

Recent Shows

  • Canadian Quarantine

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    In early June of 1892, the Canadian Pacific steamer Empress of Japan sailed up the Portage Inlet and into the harbor of Victoria, British Columbia.  The ship had sailed east from Japan, transporting mail and cargo.  Once docked, around 150 Chinese and Japanese crew members disembarked, anxious to explore the city.  One of the main [...]

  • Gold Star Mothers

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    When the United States entered World War I, George Vaughn Seibold volunteered.  He was attached to the British Royal Flying Corps.  His squadron was assigned to combat duty in France.  He regularly corresponded with his family, but then the letters stopped.  Since aviators were under the control of the British, his family had a difficult [...]

  • Williams’ Constitution

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Twenty-five days into the Constitutional Convention for North Dakota, the Constitution was progressing rapidly.  By this date in 1889, over one hundred and thirty resolutions or files had been introduced since July 12th.  These covered a variety of topics from the Preamble to Women’s Suffrage, but originally there was no uniform constitution on which to [...]

  • Grab a Root

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Life was harsh in the military posts on the Plains. They were lonely, isolated places, and frontier soldiers often sought solace through the post trader’s whiskey, but they needed to be wary.  Public intoxication at the post could land them in the guardhouse.  Such was the case of one Private Schute of Company B at [...]

  • Grab-a Root

    Life was harsh in the military posts on the Plains. They were lonely, isolated places, and frontier soldiers often sought solace through the post trader’s whiskey, but they needed to be wary.  Public intoxication at the post could land them in the guardhouse.   Such was the case of one Private Schute of Company B [...]



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