The first story about the Dave Brubeck quartet in The Forum files is dated Oct., 23, 1956. The review by Francis Schoff begins: “The Standing Room Only sign was out at NDAC’s Festival Hall Monday night as a packed house of students and townspeople applauded and sometimes whistled in enthusiastic approval of The Dave Brubeck Quartet.”
When Fargo businessman Maurice Kaufman was interviewed for a Forum story in 1941 after 56 years of working at the Alex Stern Clothing Co., he was still coming to work at 8:30 a.m. and working until 6 p.m.
As I was looking through the online postcard collection at the Institute for Regional Studies, I came across a photo of a cannon in a small park on the east side of the Northern Pacific depot and the west side of Shotwell’s Floral.
Angela Green was a nurse by training. Born in Brainerd, Minn., in 1886, she attended Northern Plains Beneficial Association Hospital, graduating in 1907. She married Paul T. Boleyn in 1911, and a son was born in 1914.
When I first went to work as The Forum’s librarian in 1972, I came across a clipping with a photo of a woman I thought looked familiar. And she was, in a way. It was an article about my great-grandmother.
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