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Archival Anecdotes: The Joys of Furry Friends


July 19, 2021

Norma Swenson (and dog) of New Rockford, poses for a photograph taken by Lorrain Dykes. Circa 1939.

Last fall I wrote about dogs and the role they played in the families of early settlers in Eddy County. After recently writing about friendships, I was reminded that canines (and felines) can offer some pretty valuable relationships.

It has long been recognized that animals can help calm and soothe people during times of distress, and even lower blood pressure, but there are more benefits to c...

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