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North Dakota Archives seeks stories about 1997 Red River flood for oral history project

Participants will have their stories recorded by State Archives staff during 20-minute sessions.

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Two residents of the Oak Grove neighborhood leave their home in 1997 when one of the few major dike breaks in Fargo caused the neighborhood to flood. Colburn Hvidston III / The Forum
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BISMARCK — The public is invited to share \memories of the 1997 flood with State Archives staff as part of the oral history project “Flicker Tales of North Dakota.”

Participants will have their stories recorded by State Archives staff during 20-minute sessions that will be held virtually or by telephone. The recording sessions will be June 15-30, and time slots are limited. To make a reservation, contact the State Archives at archives@nd.gov .

The State Archives is a division of the State Historical Society of North Dakota and is located in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck.

The State Archives is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A calendar of additional upcoming events is available at statemuseum.nd.gov .

Related Topics: RED RIVER1997 FLOODHISTORICAL
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