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Charles Stewart still has a photograph of the original log house his grandfather built in 1884. His house is a treasure full of historic artifacts, including an antique coffee grinder and the original U.S. naturalization document of his grandfather, Gust Colsen.

Grafton man, 94, a steward of area history

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GRAFTON, N.D. — When Charles Stewart walks through his backyard to feed the rose-breasted Grosbeaks or orioles at his feeder or to tinker with some antique implement or car in his shop, he’s strolling through the pages of history.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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