Road conditions in Manitoba were found somewhat better on the return trip than the conditions the travelers met on the trip up to Winnipeg. “Eighteen hours of sunshine had worked wonders doing away with mud and replacing it with a hard coat,” the Herald reported.
Grand Forks County 'bids fair to take the premium for the best section of the Meridian Road in North Dakota as a result of Grand Forks businessmen taking interest in the highways,' the Herald reported in 1912.
Today, opinions run rampant on whether there should be marriage between couples of the same sex. When you turn back the pages of time 100 years, the discussion was about whether there should be common law marriages — that is, if a couple lived together, could they be considered legally married.
Not all the immigrants to North Dakota were Norwegians 100 years ago. It just seemed that way around here. When the Census Bureau issued its report in the spring of 1912, it showed there were more immigrants coming from Russia than from Norway. But the two nationalities led the way.
Of note 100 years ago was the statement of G.L. Holten, Grand Forks, that he believed growing sugar beets would be a solution for unemployment in the winter time.
Holten came from Wisconsin, where farmers were raising sugar beets, and he could see no good reason to prevent raising the crop in the Red River Valley.
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