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History of Fargo, North Dakota, USA

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Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Fargo was founded in 1871, only six years after the Civil War ended, but for decades before that it was a (very small) stop on the Red River Cart trail that went from St Cloud MN to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Most carts went further north of Fargo, where the river was wider and deeper and steamboats could go. Fargo was first called Centralia, but the name was changed to Fargo, after the director of the Wells Fargo Express company.

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  • News 1887 - Fire in Fargo.
    FARGO, Dak., Dec. 23. - Fire broke out at about 4 o'clock this morning in the block fronting on Northern Pacific avenue between Broadway and Fifth...Read MORE...


  • 1890 - March 8 – North Dakota State University is founded in Fargo.

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    March 8, 1890

  • News 1893 - FARGO'S SAD DISASTER. ALMOST THE ENTIRE BUSINESS PORTION OF FARGO WIPED OUT BY FIRE. FOUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE UNABLE TO COPE WITH THE RAGING ELEMENT.
    THE WORST AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE.

    OVER A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY MELTS AWAY IN THIN AIR.

    FLAMES...Read MORE...


  • News 1893 - High Water and a Furious Snow-Storm.
    FARGO, N. D., April 12. - The Red river rose steadily all day long, and tonight the water is up to the doors of the city waterworks. Island Park is...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Fargo
    Far'go, a post-village and railroad centre, capital of Cass co., N.D., on the Red River, 46 miles by rail N. of Wahpeton. It has several churches, 3...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - HEADQUARTERS HOTEL AT FARGO, N. D., DESTROYED.
    Fargo, N. D., June 14. - The Headquarters hotel, the oldest hostelry in the state, was totally destroyed by fire at 6 p. m. The ticket office and...Read MORE...


  • Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo, N. Dak.
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  • 1916
    Fargo, a banking city and railroad-centre, capital of Cass co., N.Dak., on the Red River, 254 miles W. of Duluth, on the Great Northern and other...Read MORE...


  • Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    N. P. Depot and Front Street, Fargo, N.D.
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  • Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    Broadway Looking North, Fargo, N.D.
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  • 1953 - June 1 - WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

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St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo, N. Dak.
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N. P. Depot and Front Street, Fargo, N.D.
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Broadway Looking North, Fargo, N.D.
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History and News of Fargo, North Dakota, USA

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  • News  1887 - Fire in Fargo.
    FARGO, Dak., Dec. 23. - Fire broke out at about 4 o'clock this morning in the block fronting on Northern Pacific avenue between Broadway and Fifth... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - March 8 – North Dakota State University is founded in Fargo.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 8, 1890
  • News  1893 - High Water and a Furious Snow-Storm.
    FARGO, N. D., April 12. - The Red river rose steadily all day long, and tonight the water is up to the doors of the city waterworks. Island Park is... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - FARGO'S SAD DISASTER. ALMOST THE ENTIRE BUSINESS PORTION OF FARGO WIPED OUT BY FIRE. FOUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE UNABLE TO COPE WITH THE RAGING ELEMENT.
    THE WORST AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE.

    OVER A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY MELTS AWAY IN THIN AIR.

    FLAMES... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Fargo
    Far'go, a post-village and railroad centre, capital of Cass co., N.D., on the Red River, 46 miles by rail N. of Wahpeton. It has several churches, 3... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - HEADQUARTERS HOTEL AT FARGO, N. D., DESTROYED.
    Fargo, N. D., June 14. - The Headquarters hotel, the oldest hostelry in the state, was totally destroyed by fire at 6 p. m. The ticket office and... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Fargo, a banking city and railroad-centre, capital of Cass co., N.Dak., on the Red River, 254 miles W. of Duluth, on the Great Northern and other... Read MORE...

  • 1953 - June 1 - WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

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