Several people have mentioned the old horse-drawn school buses nicknamed the “hack,” one of which is on display at Bonanzaville in West Fargo. Andrew Nielsen, curator at Bonanzaville, says this hack is pretty well intact, has four runners, a canvas top and a small stove to keep the kids warm.RELATED CONTENT
Believe it or not, there are advantages to being 90, Lawrence “Larry” Aasen says, and he should know, being 90 himself.RELATED CONTENT
Guys, here’s a way to get the attention of your girlfriend: Send her a postcard made of leather. Back in 1907, it worked for Burt Johnstone.RELATED CONTENT
It was a big day for these kids. They had traveled from their homes near Penn, N.D., northwest of Devils Lake, all the way to Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
The folks living at Touchmark, Fargo, got a chuckle last summer out of an item on the weekly activity schedule that said residents would be “making (and taste testing) pizelles.”RELATED CONTENT
Here’s a note of thanks to you folks who provided the answer to Don K. Johnson’s question about a poem he’d read years ago but now couldn’t find anywhere.RELATED CONTENT
What’s Carey McWilliams up to these days? He’s the Fargoan who has been mentioned here before because he doesn’t let being blind hold him back. His big thing, in fact, is hunting.RELATED CONTENT
Here’s a little-known fact concerning the name of one of North Dakota’s well-known legislators of some years ago.RELATED CONTENT
In past decades, many farm kids rode to school in the horse-drawn vehicles often called hacks. But some didn’t. Instead, they rode horses.RELATED CONTENT
Everybody in Lisbon, N.D., liked Joe Johnson. Especially the kids. One reason: Joe could tell stories. Like how the “bent tree” got that way.
Information has come in concerning the ancestors of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, including Wayne’s grandfather Martin Stenehjem.RELATED CONTENT
Stories about the old Dakota Business College in Fargo led Justin Swank, Fargo, to write about his father, James Swank.
This story could be in Nicole Phillips’ Forum column, which focuses on kind things people do for one another.RELATED CONTENT
Don K. Johnson, of Fargo, seeks your help in tracking down a poem. “I have searched far and wide for a poem I misplaced many years ago,” Don writes.
Bowman and Havana are North Dakota towns on opposite corners of the state. But Neighbors has received inquiries about how both of them got their names.RELATED CONTENT
Sure, it’s May, but Neighbors is still catching up with mail concerning past winter storms, although the way the winter has dragged on, maybe it’s not so inappropriate today to recall the infamous March 1966 blizzard and how it affected local rail lines.RELATED CONTENT
You can add this to the list of ways to eat lefse.RELATED CONTENT
Here’s a postcard from the past, and a request for information about it. It comes from Katherine Cannon, of Clifton, Texas, a woman who can claim a relative who was a big political name in Minnesota, and who lives near a town much in the news recently.RELATED CONTENT
Neighbors carried a piece some time ago about someone taking the old Galloping Goose branch line train to the Canadian border, where it was turned around on a hand-operated turntable.RELATED CONTENT