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Alyssa Boge

  • 10/25/2011: On this date in 1974, Larry J. Sprunk sat down with Henry Gayton. Larry was working with the Oral History Project. From 1974 to 1977, he and Robert Carlson traversed the state, driving almost 80,000 miles and conducting 1,214 interviews. The goal was to record North Dakota history from those who lived it – to hear stories from all parts of the state and all walks of life.
  • 11/5/2010: On this date in 1930, Myron Sletten wrote a letter to his mother. In the postscript he added, “I see by the looks of the Tatler that you didn't keep very quiet as to what I was doing.” The Tatler was his high school newspaper and he didn't exactly want people to know what he was doing.
  • 9/24/2010: Today is the last day of our week at the museum. We have brought you the stories of a buffalo-hide tipi, a Mrs. North Dakota pageant dress, a slot machine and a string bass. Our final story is about a theater troupe of marionettes.
  • 9/23/2010: Welcome, as we continue our week at the museum! Along the museum storage shelves are some dangerous artifacts, including pistols, rifles and medicine laced with mercury. Today's object, however, is hardly dangerous.
  • 9/22/2010: Welcome to day four of our week at the museum! Touring the shelves of the museum's storage area, one can find old radios, computers and even a microwave purchased as a Christmas gift for $581.36 in 1979.
  • 9/21/2010: Welcome, as we continue our week at the museum! Perusing the museum's storage you can find a map of North Dakota's counties done up in stamps by a school group or a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent. The owner of that piece was so cheap he smuggled it through customs so he didn't have to pay taxes!
  • 9/20/2010: Welcome to a week at the museum! This week we are bringing you the stories behind some of the objects at the Heritage Center. Among pioneer artifacts of washboards and spinning wheels, there are objects from some of North Dakota's earlier residents, including a buffalo-hide tepi.
  • 9/19/2010: On this date in 1981, workers for the State Historical Society were packing up objects for the grand move to the new building.
  • 9/5/2010: On this date in 1925, the Slope County Post published an article about the county's history. Slope County was created in 1914 when Billings County was divided.
  • 8/31/2010: Yesterday we brought you the story of Toyojiro Suzuki, a Japanese American interned at Fort Lincoln during WWII. At its peak population, Fort Lincoln housed 1200 Japanese and 500 German detainees.