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History of New Rockford: Jan. 17, 2022

At 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, 1904, Phillips Academy principal L.J. Aldrich preached at the Smith schoolhouse in the Sheldon district on “Success in Life.” At 7 p.m., the Epworth League held...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 10, 2022

On Sept. 10, 1904, the following were named to the County Republican Central Committee: Dr. Charles MacLachlan, New Rockford; John Schaefer, Tiffany; Joseph Christ, Hall; J.J. Anderson, Dutee; H.B....

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 3, 2022

On September 5, 1904, Will Wilson was up from Jamestown; he came to visit and to hunt prairie chickens. Sylvanus Marriage was in from his Barlow farm on business. A party made up of Dr. and Mrs. G.D....

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 27, 2021

On the evening of Aug. 29, 1904, a hail storm passed west and northwest of town, but its effect was not general as many crops were not hit; losses were 20 to 30 percent, with most covered by...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 20, 2021

On Aug. 23, 1904, Lois Fairbanks came in from Valley City to visit her brother Albert Fairbanks; she was accompanied by her friend Annie Darelius of Enderlin. Mrs. Sarah Bacon, Mrs. W.C. Hayes, Mrs....

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 13, 2021

On Aug. 17, 1904, Beth and Harriet Davidson returned from a visit with their sister Mrs. John Medlicott at Balfour. Mrs. Charles Martin of Chicago arrived to visit her sisters, Mrs. C.F. Sewrey, and...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 6, 2021

The Aug. 12, 1904, “Transcript” completed the article on Phillips Academy I had last week by saying that new faculty appointments would be made as the demand for them increased. Private lessons...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 29, 2021

On Aug. 8, 1904, Mark H. Dunnell died at his home in Owatonna, Minn.; he was one of the original Trustees of the New Rockford townsite and was an early resident (on West Lamborn Ave., today’s 1st...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 22, 2021

On Aug. 1, 1904, Mr. and Mrs. William Brueske and family left for Wimbledon, where they would live. On Aug. 1 and 2, J.T. West was in from eastern Eddy County getting parts for his farm machinery....

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 15, 2021

From July 25 to July 28, 1904, E.S. Severtson was in the Twin Cities. On July 26, Walter McDonell returned from Valley City. O.E. Nash was down from the Sheyenne Valley to visit and on business....

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 8, 2021

On July 20, 1904, bricklayers began their work on the Phillips Academy building. Cyrus Ruland came in from the Tiffany Flats on business. Otto Henning, the manager of Dr. Charles MacLachlan’s farm s...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 1, 2021

On the afternoon of July 12, 1904, the Great Pan American Shows, a two-ring circus with water-proof tents, featured a Grand Free Street Pageant; a Roman Hippodrome; elevated stage; museum; the Cooke...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 25, 2021

The Eddy County Commission (Braman, Dailey, Dafoe) met on July 5-8, 1904. On July 6, the Eddy-Wells telephone line was connected to the local central office and linked the farmers of eastern Wells...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 18, 2021

On the evening of June 30, 1904, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Johnson came down from Sheyenne. That evening a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dodds. On June 30 and July 1 and 2, the eyesight specialist...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 11, 2021

On June 24, 1904, around 2000 people attended the Early Settlers’ Association’s annual picnic in Peoples’ Grove, despite the heavy rain of the previous night. The Ft. Totten Indian Band played...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 4, 2021

The June 17, 1904, “Transcript” said Mrs. Guss Gullicks had been ill all week, but was improved. In the latter part of the previous week, Mrs. Lucy Duck and son Bernard arrived from Adel, Iowa,...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 27, 2021

The June 10, 1904, “Transcript” said that recently a 9-lb. son—Frederick Emerson Hambrecht—was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Hambrecht at LeRoy, Minn. [Hambrecht had been a lawyer in New...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 20, 2021

The June 3, 1904, “Transcript,” carried a notice from Judge S.L. Glaspell defending his supporters at the Judicial Convention in Carrington from the unwarranted attack on them from a New Rockford...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 13, 2021

The May 27, 1904, “Transcript” said that seeding of wheat and oats was almost done and the farmers were ready to seed flax and the later grains. S.O. Lee had taken up a red heifer at his farm...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 6, 2021

The District Court convened in New Rockford on May 23, 1904, and concluded on May 31. Judge S.L. Glaspell presided; the court reporter was [A.C.?] Olsen; the clerk was [C.J.?] Stickney. The jury list...

 

History of New Rockford: August 30, 2021

From the evening of May 16, 1904, to the next morning, Dr. G.D. Murphy and R.R. Woodward were in Fessenden on business. On May 16 to 18, Sheriff J.E. Bennett was in Fargo. On May 17 to 18, Arthur Lark...

 

History of New Rockford: August 23, 2021

At the Republican county caucuses on May 7, it was a battle for delegates between forces either pro- or anti-Peter Mattson. The “Transcript,” an enemy of Mattson, crowed that it appeared that the...

 

History of New Rockford: August 16, 2021

From April 30 to May 3, 1904, bank cashier J.E. Hyde was in Fargo on business; he also visited his farm near Hillsboro. From April 30 to December 1, the Louisiana Exposition [“St. Louis World’s...

 

History of New Rockford: Aug. 9, 2021

According to the April 22, 1904 “Transcript,” because of the amount of water running in the James River, there were fears that the dam built the previous fall, east of the island, might be washed...

 

History of New Rockford: August 2, 2021

The April 15, 1904, “Transcript” said barbers Judson Gilbreath and Granville Egbert had to vacate their quarters next to the H.G. Hudson fruit store, as jeweler J.N. Kunkel was going to occupy...

 

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