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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...

 

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...

 

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