North Dakota’s Major Cities Looked So Different In 1940. Bismarck Especially.
The times are always changing, and particularly in the last century we have seen a dramatic shift in technology and the way we live. Through North Dakota’s rich history, our towns and cities have changed and been through both prosperity and heartache. The places that we live in now probably looked totally different seven decades ago, and in most cases they did. Here is a look back at what some of the state’s major cities (and a city or two that used to be more major as compared to today) looked like in the past.
Can you recognize where these were taken before reading the description of each photograph? Find out for yourself:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
How many were you able to guess? Even if everything is always changing, at least pieces of the past still exist so we can see them today and compare. You can find more fascinating photographs of North Dakota’s history right here.
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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