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MARILYN HAGERTY: ‘Adequate supply of pure water’ was 1937′s Job 1

November 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

‘An adequate supply of pure water’ topped the Herald’s 1937 list of goals for Grand Forks.
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MARILYN HAGERTY: GF preps for FDR’s visit, 75 years ago

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Roosevelt would be en route back to Washington from his western trip, the Herald reported.
The president and his party would be aboard a 10-coach special train and would be in Grand Forks from early morning until afternoon. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: 1937 sees landmark underpass get built

August 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

True to the “ladies first” tradition, it was a woman who first drove through the Washington Street underpass at 8 a.m. on Aug. 17, 1937.
Little did citizens note nor have they long remembered the opening of the underpass 75 years ago. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: 1937 resembled 2012, but without air conditioning

July 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Across the country, the toll of deaths from the heat reached 164.
At that time, the record heat for Grand Forks was 109 degrees reported on July 6, 1936. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: 1937 saw GF needing ‘modern municipal auditorium’

June 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

M.M. Oppegard was president and publisher of the Herald. Each day for a period in June 1937, there was a front-page agenda for Grand Forks as promoted by the Herald, including the need for a modern municipal auditorium. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: 1937 saw seismograph echoes in N.D. say, ‘Oil’

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One story in the Herald 75 years ago talked about oil with a Williston, N.D., dateline. It said:
“Scientific exploration in the Nesson field began Monday (May 17, 1937), when a seismograph test crew of the Geophysical Service Inc., went into the field to start ‘shooting’ and explore the field to find the best place for sinking the first oil well. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Turtle River State Park takes shape in ’37

April 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Residents of northeast North Dakota were invited to visit the camp of the CCC Company by Capt. Lawrence Holder. Located north of Arvilla, N.D., it was then called the Grand Forks State Park. It is now Turtle River State Park. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Sioux v. Bison in hockey? Yes, in 1937

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bison vs. Sioux hockey games are unheard of today. But both North Dakota Agricultural College and UND had teams in 1937.
The teams clashed for the first time in February of that year — 75 years ago. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Bad years of ’34-’36 didn’t dampen ’37

January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There was an optimistic feeling about the new year in Grand Forks when January rolled around in 1937. This was true even though drought had destroyed the crops in 1934, rust had ruined them in 1935, and the drought had returned in 1936. Continue Reading