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Northern Pacific Railway

  • On this date in 1909, the city of Williston celebrated the opening of their new Great Northern Depot. There had initially been some concern that the new depot would be farther from the city that the old depot, but the local commercial club got involved to ensure that it would be built close to the original site.
  • William H. White was born on this date in 1851 in Vermont, and he was barely twenty-one when he moved to Moorhead, Minnesota from Brainerd and began a…