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Bottineau

  • North Dakota strictly upheld prohibition laws after entering as a dry state when it joined the union in 1889. However, some residents had a hard time abiding by this law. Such was the case on this date in 1894, involving a man by the name of Major Fawcett. Though it may seem strange, that was his legal name, as confirmed by naturalization records bearing his signature from 1888, making him an official US citizen.
  • Not everybody went along with mandates meant to curb the 1918 flu pandemic. Bismarck had a mask mandate for waitresses and others handling food. The city…
  • Most towns in North Dakota grew up along the railroad tracks that stretched west across the prairie. In Bottineau’s case, it had to move. The village was…
  • Bottineau, North Dakota is not necessarily a place people associate with psychedelic rock music. However, on this date in 1947, in Bottineau, North…
  • Today most people think nothing of shopping online. After a quick trip to the store’s website and a few clicks of the mouse, a package quickly appears in…