New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Dakota Datebook: Dr. Grassi... Santa Claus


December 24, 2018

Dec. 24, 2018 — James Grassick started his career as a physician in Buxton in 1885. Among his many interests were Indian lore and archaeology— you might remember that he once owned the Highgate mastodon that now resides in the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. He also enjoyed writing, and each year, he put together handsome booklets for his friends for Christmas. In one of these, he wrote of a special Christmas Eve he experienced back in the horse and buggy days. It was after nightfall when the good doctor was called to attend a woman in labor in a remote settler’s home.


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