FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY Library hosts modular train event Saturday, Nov.16
November is National Model Railroad month and we are celebrating with trains at the Fargo Public Library. All ages are invited to the downtown Main Library on Saturday, Nov. 16, when the Red River Mod... Posted on 11/12/13 at 11:44 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Rendsburg High Bridge Coming Down
France has its Millau Viaduct and the arch bridges along the Rhone and in Paris. Canada has its Lions Gate Bridge and the Confederate Viaduct. America has its Golden Gate and Brooklyn Bridges. In Ge... Posted on 4/1/13 at 10:14 AM
THROUGH THE LENS: PHOTOGRAPHER BY DAY, PHOTOGRAPHER BY NIGHT A shot in the dark...
One of my most favorite things to shoot has been anything at night!
There are many ways to shoot at night. Most don't go out and shoot at night because there isn't a lot of light to work with. That i... Posted on 7/2/12 at 8:17 AM
DOING IT DOWNTOWN I Hear the Train a Comin'
(Story and photos by Brittany Olafson, online journalism major)
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE IS CLEARLY DIRECTED AT THE BOXCARS THEMSELVES, NOT AT THE ENGINEERS OPERATING THEM.
As Johnny Cash would say, yo... Posted on 4/3/12 at 2:00 PM
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.
Sure, it’s been cold around here. But it’s nothing new. Take 1936, for example. That’s the year the temperature slid to 42 degrees below zero in Alice, N.D., where Ron Fredrickson, now of Roseville, Calif., lived.
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.
Prank nearly cost Gunhus his summer wages The late Gunder Gunhus was an attorney in Moorhead for 40-plus years and a part-time magistrate for the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, all after having a practice in Wheaton, Minn., where he was also village attorney.
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