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The History of Ellendale's Industrial and Training School ~ "Artists on Main Street" in Bowman

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - For 70 years, the town of Ellendale was home to a distinctive school established in 1889 as the State Industrial and Manual Training School. It attracted a talented faculty and graduated hundreds of fond alumni. It offered short courses in a variety of practical fields -- dressmaking, music teaching, carpentry, bookkeeping, farm mechanics and more. We visit with historian Connie Goddard, who has written a history of this interesting school. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Sowers Prayer.” ~~~ “Artists on Main Street” is a project recently undertaken by the town of Bowman. It’s an effort at economic development with the help of a handful of artists. Special contributor Brandi Malarkey visits with a number of folks who pitched in to make it happen. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay about the July supermoon.