An old image of downtown Fargo and questions about a former Fargo boutique

In today's "Neighbors" column, Bob Lind hears from readers about their memories of the neighborhood.

A reader shared this old image of the Fargo train depot. Special to The Forum

Here’s a picture and some memories of fashions and of lip-smacking meals.

They were sent in by Joyce Erickson, of Hastings, Minn.

Joyce doesn’t know when the picture of the Fargo train depot was taken. But you can tell by the women’s clothing it’s from some time ago.

“Times have changed,” she writes.

“Here you see a lacy parasol that was a small umbrella used as a shield from the sun. They aren’t in use today. Now a lot of ladies prefer a suntan to look attractive. And long dresses were the style. But not nowadays.”


And then Joyce writes, “I lived in Moorhead from 1998 to 2003.

“As a senior citizen, I was able to get a terrific noon meal at the Fargo depot. They had salads and wonderful meals.

“There were four ladies at a table and wonderful kitchen personnel preparing the meals for men and women seniors.”


Missing boutique

Now here’s a question about a store that was more recently in Fargo.

Ione Schultz-nerby, Fargo, writes that she is looking for information regarding a Fargo downtown boutique that closed in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s.

“It specialized in Parisian fashions,” Ione says.

“I believe the word ‘Paris’ was in the name of the store.


“I believe the storefront was on the west side of Broadway in the Straus block.”

Ione also writes that this column brings “so many memories,” and she appreciates all who do research for it.

Can you help her on this question?

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107, fax it to 701-241-5487 or email

Bob Lind
Bob Lind, Neighbors columnist. The Forum

Bob Lind
Bob Lind, Neighbors columnist. The Forum

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