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Dave Seifert

  • 1/30/2008: On this date in 1976, the USS Gurke was decommissioned as a warship after nearly thirty years of service in the United States Navy.
  • 12/28/2007: Early in the morning on this date in 1930, the state capitol building in Bismarck burned down. Pieces of North Dakota’s political and architectural history however, did manage to survive the flames.
  • 12/22/2007: The Fargo Forum reported on this date in 1897 the story of a unique present delivered by train to a Fargo man.
  • 12/21/2007: The people in Billings County, in Southwest North Dakota don’t take kindly to juries that return a verdict they might disagree with. In fact, those jurors might just find themselves “hung in effigy” from the “The Hangin’ Tree” in downtown Medora.
  • 12/16/2007: Try to picture this: You’re on a train. Sitting in front of you is a bride-to-be, along with her bridesmaid. Seated nearby are the groom, his aunt and his best man. The bridal party is heading down the line for the wedding.
  • 12/14/2007: People out east were a more than a little surprised on this date in 1878 to see an illustration of the Bismarck Opera House in the latest edition of Harper’s Weekly magazine. Many of those readers didn’t even know that Bismarck existed; much less that it had an Opera House!
  • 12/10/2007: Law enforcement is and always has been a dangerous occupation. Every day our police and other law enforcement officials put their life on the line. On this date in 1911, Sheriff George F. Moody of Wahpeton became another name in a long list of officers killed in the line of duty.
  • 12/9/2007: Sometimes having the most isn’t as important as how fast you are.
  • 12/8/2007: Vernon Hagstad was a real estate broker in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was also adopted.
  • 12/5/2007: As a hobby, collecting autographs has been around for many centuries. Reports from as early as 435 B.C., mention autograph collecting by the ancient Egyptians.