In ’60s, single-unit outfit made trips to Winnipeg
Neighbors thinks it’s safe to say that a year from now, in 2012, many stories about the Titanic, which sank in 1912, will appear; many symphony orchestras will play the 1812 Overture, which Tchaikovsky wrote to commemorate Russia’s defense of Moscow from Napoleon’s army in, of course, 1812; and locally, many people will still be recalling the Galloping Goose branch line trains, regardless of the years they ran.
The man showed up at Esrom Good’s farm near Sheldon, N.D., and asked for a night’s lodging.
Sure, Esrom told him: “You can sleep in the barn.”
The next morning, the man left Esrom’s barn and was walking toward Sheldon when authorities arrested him in connection with a double murder.
Hopefully, the Pioneer House will never have an emergency situation. But if it does, Catherine “Kay” Schram probably would know what to do.
Kay, a resident of the Fargo assisted living facility, and her husband once escaped from a hotel fire and helped other hotel occupants in the process.
It seems appropriate that this final Neighbors column of 2010 focuses, as it often does, on the Galloping Goose branchline trains as they are recalled by one of the region’s veteran newspapermen, Clark Potter of Fargo.
This painting of a Great Northern freight at the depot in Karlsruhe, N.D., was painted by North Dakota native Larry Fisher, now of Las Vegas.
It caught the attention of Liz Wurzbacher of Fargo, who found it reproduced on a note card, because her father, Vince Greenheck, used to be the agent at this depot.
His name is Joey. Joey Bekkerus. And he is the answer to a question run through Neighbors a while ago about the name of the man who used to pedal his bike around Detroit Lakes, Minn., salvaging aluminum cans.
As I was growing up on the farm, it was quite a thrill to see the (Galloping Goose) train and watch the cream (from her parents’ farm) start its trip to Minnesota (to a creamery there),” writes Marian (Iverson) Johnson, Brampton, N.D.
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