History of New Rockford: May 17, 2021
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 serious head operation. During his absence someone had contested his homestead land, so Ponto was in Devils Lake to prove his claim.
That evening, the Commercial Association met in the law offices of C....