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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...

 

History of New Rockford: July 26, 2021

On April 7, 1904, Van Dorn Gilchrist returned from a long visit to Wisconsin and Minnesota; his wife was confined to a Milwaukee hospital with an illness that had lasted most of the winter. George...

 

History of New Rockford: July 19, 2021

On April 1, 1904, Clayton Hall and George Pincott came down from the Sheyenne Valley on business and to visit. C.C. Lyford, new owner of the C.W. Hall farm in the Sheyenne Valley, came down on...

 

History of New Rockford: July 12, 2021

At 6 p.m. on March 25, 1904, the Epworth League of the Methodist Church sponsored a supper at the Opera House for 25 cents. Over 100 plates were laid. After the meal, R.P. Allison acted as the emcee...

 

History of New Rockford: July 5, 2021

On March 18, 1904, H.B. Johnson returned from a visit to his old home in Wisconsin. That evening, a meeting was held for young men interested in organizing an athletic club. The meeting had been...

 

History of New Rockford: June 28, 2021

On March 14, 1904, the Phillips Academy trustees (Rev. C.H. Phillips, Jamestown; Rev. E.S. Shaw, Fargo; Rev. Robert Paton, Carrington; Rev. J.R. Beebe, New Rockford; Messrs. A. Baldwin, Oberon; James...

 

History of New Rockford: June 21, 2021

On March 9, 1904, an eight pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hoffman of Tiffany. Jennie Read of Stuart [Stewart], Minn., came in to visit Mrs. A.H. Wilson and family. O.J. Schutt came in...

 

History of New Rockford: June 14, 2021

On the night of March 1, 1904, a heavy snow began to fall and it continued all of March 2, giving New Rockford more snow than it had had all winter. The storm stopped all trains that day, and on the...

 

History of New Rockford: June 7, 2021

On Feb. 23, 1904, J.R. Engberg was up from Barlow on business. Frank Bailey came down from the H. Peoples farm on the Sheyenne River. Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Anderson and family left Sheyenne, where he had...

 

History of New Rockford: May 31, 2021

On Feb. 16, 1904, George William Robinson, born March 16, 1840, near Montreal, Quebec, died at his home in Thief River Falls, Minn. He married Sarah A. Millen on Aug. 5, 1861, and they had seven child...

 

History of New Rockford: May 24, 2021

On Feb. 11, 1904, a real estate transaction in the Charles J. Maddux law office saw Edgar College sell a quarter of land, just over the Foster County line, to John A. Dolle of Jackson, Minn., but...

 

History of New Rockford: May 17, 2021

On Feb. 2, 1904, Julius Ponto of rural Sheyenne was in Devils Lake at the U.S. Land Office. He had recently been discharged from a Fargo hospital, where he had been confined for a year after a...

 

History of New Rockford: May 10, 2021

On Jan. 27, 1904, a “dynamite cartridge” exploded and sent a piece deep into Willie Christ’s left eye. After Dr. MacLachlan examined the eye, he recommended sending the young man to Dr....

 

History of New Rockford: April 19, 2021

On Jan. 4, 1904, the New Rockford Schools reopened after the holidays. Lloyd Whiteman returned from Dickinson, where he had been two months visiting and helping in a drug store during the holidays....

 

History of New Rockford: April 12, 2021

The Jan. 1, 1904, “Transcript” [Vol. XXII, No. 18] mentioned the “Mouse River [Westhope] Standard,” the “Cooperstown Courier,” and the “Binford Times.” Major New Rockford businesses...

 

History of New Rockford: March 29, 2021

On Dec. 19, 1903, County Superintendent of Schools, Grace B. Putnam, came from Grand Forks for the holidays with her husband; she returned on Dec. 26. Blanche and Irene Brownell arrived from...

 

History of New Rockford: March 22, 2021

On Dec. 14, 1903, E.M. Morris was in to visit his family. Peter Hallquist, from northwest of town, was in on business. George Norman came over from Denhoff for business and a visit. F.C. Davies was...

 

History of New Rockford: March 15, 2021

On Dec. 7, there was “a good fall of snow.” However, it wasn’t enough to provide good sleighing. The morning train brought in Charles Mann. He and his wife took the afternoon train to begin...

 

History of New Rockford: February 15, 2021

On Nov. 7, 1903, John Welsh took three carloads of cattle to South St. Paul; he returned on Nov. 10. At noon on Sunday, Nov. 8, William Bryant Taylor and Mamie DeMoss, both of Perry, Iowa, were marrie...

 

History of New Rockford: February 8, 2021

On Nov. 2, 1903, George Treffry was in town. C.H. Ruland came in on business from Tiffany. Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Evans came in to shop. Charles O’Connell came over from Lakota to visit his parents....

 

History of New Rockford: January 18, 2021

The Oct. 16, 1903, “Transcript” contained a lengthy background written by Rev. J.R. Beebe on establishing Phillips Academy in New Rockford. The Academy was named for Charles H. Phillips, who was b...

 

History of New Rockford: January 11, 2021

On Oct. 9-10 [postponed from 2 to 3], 1903, the FEW Tri-County Teachers’ Association met in Fessenden. Several teachers drove over for the meeting. Eddy County participants included a discussion of...

 

History of New Rockford: January 4, 2020

At 9 p.m. Oct. 2, 1903, the 15-man committee meeting at the Congregational Church selected the J.H. Hohl property west of town between Maxwell’s property and the city limits as the site for the new...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 28, 2020

On the morning of Sept. 28, 1903, a big dray team belonging to Bauer & Larkin ran away and bolted down Lamborn Avenue East; they lost most of their load of wood before they were stopped. Dexter Knolto...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 7, 2020

On Sept. 7, 1903, rain caused “a throng of farmers and threshermen” on the streets of New Rockford. John Von Almen and A.H. Crawford went to Elizabeth, Minnesota, to attend the wedding of one of...

 

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