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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. 

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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 letters@forumcomm.com
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