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History of New Rockford for January 14, 2019


January 14, 2019

On March 15, 1902, Albert Hendrickson, son of Eddy County Treasurer Hendrickson, was visiting relatives near Sheyenne. He misjudged the intensity of the storm and started out for another relative’s home a short distance away. He was caught up in the thick blizzard and wandered in the snow for three hours before he found shelter. His badly frozen face and hands would require a long time to recover.

About 11 p.m. that day, the delayed passenger train arrived with 83 passengers. After the hotels filled up, the other passengers found rest in one of the coaches which was left on a siding. When...

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