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Visit Dickinson, North Dakota, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

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Dickinson, North Dakota, USA - Birds Eye View, Dickinson, N.D.

Founded in 1880 as a stop on the Northern Pacific Railway and originally called Pleasant Valley Siding, it was renamed in 1882 for Wells S. Dickinson, a railroad official who platted the town site. Early Russian, Ukrainian, Scandinavian, and German settlers were attracted to the vicinity to farm the prairie soil.

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Dickinson Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Bird's Eye View, Dickinson, N.D.
Dickinson, North Dakota, USA

Bird's Eye View, Dickinson, N.D.
State Teachers College, Dickinson, N.D.
Dickinson, North Dakota, USA

State Teachers College, Dickinson, N.D.
West Plains Motel, Dickinson, N. Dak.
Best Western Motels
Dickinson, North Dakota, USA

West Plains Motel, Dickinson, N. Dak.
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Dickinson was founded in 1881

1895 - Dickinson
Dickinson, a post-village, capital of Stark co., N.D., 115 miles by rail W. of Bismarck. It has 5 churches, a bank, 2 newspaper offices, a high school, and brick-works. Pop. in 1890, 897
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1953 - July 20 - Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson, ND.

The Weather Channel
July 20, 1953
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Dickinson:
Dinosaur Museum:

The Dickinson Dinosaur Museum is a must-visit, especially if you're interested in prehistoric creatures. It features life-sized dinosaur replicas and interactive exhibits that are both educational and entertaining.

Patterson Lake Recreation Area:

If you're a nature lover, head to Patterson Lake for some outdoor activities. You can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, and even have a picnic by the lake. It's a serene spot to unwind.

The Ukrainian Cultural Institute:

Explore the rich cultural heritage of the area at the Ukrainian Cultural Institute. It offers insights into the traditions and history of the Ukrainian community in North Dakota.

Prairie Outpost Park:

This is an open-air museum that showcases the history of the region. You can see historical buildings, including a one-room schoolhouse and a homesteader's cabin, giving you a glimpse into life in the past.

Heart River Golf Course:

Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the Heart River Golf...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Dickinson, North Dakota, USA

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female ancestorHelen DORVAL (8 May 1871, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 13 January 1957, Dickinson, North Dakota, USA)
photo of Albert Joseph OUELLETTEAlbert Joseph OUELLETTE (27 January 1895, Wild Rice, North Dakota, USA - 8 February 1973, Dickinson, North Dakota, USA)
male ancestorRalph Frederick MOLM (4 January 1903, Morristown, Minnesota, USA - 22 December 1962, Dickinson, North Dakota, USA)
photo of Donald OULLETTEDonald OULLETTE (14 December 1919 , Steele, North Dakota, USA - 9 July 1989 , Dickinson, North Dakota, USA)

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