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History of New Rockford: Oct. 28, 2019

 

October 28, 2019



The Oct. 10, 1902, “New Rockford Transcript” stated that movement of grain to the east was hampered by a lack of locomotives; elevators all along the rail lines were filled to capacity with wheat.

The past week had been ideal for flax threshing.

John Anderson was painting the Hotel Brown and the Opera House. The long distance telephone crew had arrived and would start erecting poles and wires to connect New Rockford to the outside world. The central office would be in Babcock & Bucklin’s Drug Store “and the booth has already arrived.” The local telephone people were putting up the...



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