Documentary: Whispers of the Prairie

Prairie Whispers: The Environmental History of the Red River Valley from Angela Smith on Vimeo.
Read More

The Randolph Probstfield Story

The Jefferson of the Valley: Randolph Probstfield from Angela Smith on Vimeo.
Read More

2014 FHP Film Premiere

December 5, 2014 The NDSU Public History Program and the Fargo History Project Presents: Stories from the Red River Valley A Double Feature The 1862 Siege at Fort Abercrombie The Randolph Probstfield Story 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Hjemkomst Center Join us for the premier of two historical documentaries at the Hjemkomst Center. NDSU graduate and undergraduate student scholars will present The 1862 Siege at Fort
Read More

Fargo Churches: Then and Now

This slideshow features historic photographs of several of the churches of Fargo, accompanied by recent photographs, which allow for side-by-side comparison. The recent photographs were taken by Scott Becklund in 2012. Mr. Becklund attempted to recreate the original location and angle of the archival photographs. Most of the churches retain some of their original character, while some have been demolished. 1. Elim Lu
Read More

Martin Hector

Martin Hector is considered to be one of the most influential pioneers in the City of Fargo. His dedication to the city went above and beyond what was asked of him. Martin lived in Fargo most of his life and died here in 1938. Martin, along with other prominent leaders of Fargo, gave it the push it needed to become the successful city it is today. In 2000, a woman by the name of Susie Yakowics wrote a wonderful artic
Read More

Feminism in Fargo

The following slideshow is a summary of Ellen Cooley’s views on early Fargo. https://fargohistory.com/images/feminisminfargo.m4v Special thanks to Robert Kurtz for narrating the slideshow. Pictures taken from the North Dakota State University Archives and from digitalhorizonsonline.org -Brenna Adams, 2012 Digital History
Read More

Fargo Fire Images and Music

In 1893, Fargo was struck by a devastating fire. Here is a brief description of the events of the fire, combined with indelible images from the event itself. -Chad Halvorson, Digital History 2012  
Read More

Poetry and the Fargo Fire

This is a slideshow video reading of two poems written by an unknown Fargo resident and J.H. Burke following and regarding the Fargo Fire of 1893. Please click the links below to view video presentations of these poems on YouTube. Please click here for a reading of “Untitled.” “Untitled” “In our peaceful, quiet city, (Oh what a change that day would see,) That seventh day of June, Eighteen hun
Read More