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  • Many small towns across the state slowly shrank after a peak population of 680,000 in 1930, a number that would not be reached again until after 2010. People had moved to larger cities, farms consolidated, and various economic busts meant many small towns lost their schools, businesses, churches, and post offices. However, the majestically named town of Napoleon was noted to be prosperous on this date in 1986.
  • Pius Kuntz was born at Napoleon, North Dakota, in 1920. He graduated from high school then spent a year at the State Agriculture College in Fargo. He…