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Cavalier resident honored for more than 30 years of interviewing people, collecting their stories
2/14/24 (Wed)

Cavalier resident honored for more than 30 years of interviewing people, collecting their stories

Matt Werven received the 2023 Excellence in Local History Award for his work conducting hundreds of interviews over the course of his life. Matt (left) stands with State Historical Society of North Dakota Director William Peterson as Werven accepts the 2023 Excellence in Local History Award. Contributed / Zelda Hartje

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Muhammad Ali was once knocked out by a North Dakota blizzard, then did a TV interview about it
2/08/24 (Thu)

Muhammad Ali was once knocked out by a North Dakota blizzard, then did a TV interview about it

WDAY Sportscaster Boyd Christenson interviewed boxer Muhammad Ali at the train depot in Fargo after Ali was stranded in town during a storm in January 1969. Contributed photo/State Historical Society of North Dakota/WDAY/WDAZ Film Collection

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Menoken Indian Village State Historic Site opens
1/31/24 (Wed)

Menoken Indian Village State Historic Site opens

Menoken Village was a small community consisting of approximately 30 oval-shaped, earth-covered houses and a prominent fortification system. Once thought to have been a Mandan Village occupied at the time of early contact with Euroamericans, Menoken Village has recently been radiocarbon dated to around AD 1200. Archaeological studies indicate that this settlement was built and used by Late Plains Woodland peoples, who were primarily hunters and gatherers rather than farming people. The community may have consisted of 200 individuals.

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Price tag has grown for North Dakota Military Museum as plans progress
1/19/24 (Fri)

Price tag has grown for North Dakota Military Museum as plans progress

Preliminary exterior rendering of the North Dakota Military Museum at the Heritage Center, designed by Zerr Berg Architects of Fargo. (Provided by the State Historical Society of North Dakota)

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A look at the history of the circus in North Dakota
1/13/24 (Sat)

A look at the history of the circus in North Dakota

The first large (three-ring) circus to come to North Dakota was Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth," when they entertained the citizens of Fargo Aug. 18, 1888. (A monument to Ringling Brothers Circus workers who died in the 19th century in Richland County, ND. Photo via HeritageRenewal.org)

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As thousands watched, North Dakota's Capitol burned
12/28/23 (Thu)

As thousands watched, North Dakota's Capitol burned

Architects presentation drawing as a woodcut of the capitol of North Dakota at Bismarck in 1883, by Caulkins and Tilford of Minneapolis. Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons

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U.S.  Coal miners lead paleontologists to partial mammoth fossil in North Dakota
12/19/23 (Tue)

U.S. Coal miners lead paleontologists to partial mammoth fossil in North Dakota

A photograph of the mammoth tusk as it was discovered in May at the Freedom Mine.

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The History of Blues and Jazz in North Dakota
12/18/23 (Mon)

The History of Blues and Jazz in North Dakota

Blues and jazz have made a significant impact on the history of North Dakota. Local artists have contributed to the development of these musical genres, creating a vibrant music scene in the state.

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$470,800 in Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded by State Historical Society
12/15/23 (Fri)

$470,800 in Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded by State Historical Society

The State Historical Society has awarded $470,800 in Cultural Heritage Grants for the coming biennium to 20 eligible organizations throughout the state.

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Howe unveils 2023-25 North Dakota Blue Book, recognizes Jaeger
12/14/23 (Thu)

Howe unveils 2023-25 North Dakota Blue Book, recognizes Jaeger

North Dakota Secretary of State Michael Howe claps in appreciation for those responsible for helping produce the 2023-25 North Dakota Blue Book during a launch party at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

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