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  • Fires were a constant threat on the Great Plains. It was a particular threat to towns, with wooden buildings located close to each other. On this date in…
  • On this date in 1919, a barnstorming pilot was leaving Hope, North Dakota, but not by air as he had planned. Lieutenant Omlee was one of the many…
  • The first “proximity alarm” was patented in 1853 by a Boston inventor named Augustus Russell Pope. The alarm was connected to doors and windows, and would…
  • In 1881, a 21-year-old bachelor named Irving Gardner headed to Hope, North Dakota, to homestead. As he later wrote, he was unprepared for what lay ahead…
  • On this date in 1906, the Hope Pioneer announced a spectacular opportunity. The Woman’s Club had arranged for the Leonora Jackson Company of Chicago to…