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The First National Bank building, built in 1878, survives today as Wimmer's Jewelry at Broadway and Main Avenue, Fargo, N.D. Photo Courtesy NDSU Archives/Arneson Family Photograph Collection

Pockets of downtown Fargo remain from 125 years ago

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FARGO - Few tangible remnants of the city dating back to North Dakota’s admission to statehood in 1889 survive today, the result of a devastating 1893 fire, fits of urban renewal and decay over time. 


But pockets of Fargo as it was 125 years ago remain downtown, where some buildings escaped the great fire and wrecking ball.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to