What North Dakota’s Major Cities Looked Like In The 1900s May Shock You. Grand Forks Especially.
The times are always changing…and every place changes, too. North Dakota cities have changed a lot over the decades since the time they were first founded. From railroad towns drawn up as grids on a map in preparation for the tracks to the bustling cities they are today, quite a lot is different now. Take a look at these old photographs and postcards showing what these cities looked like over half a century ago – they’re fascinating.
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These places sure have changed since then. I wish the price for a round trip ticket to Minneapolis stayed the same, though! What cities included on this list surprised you the most with how they looked back then compared to what they look like now?
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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