In July of 2019, thieves made off with Fargo’s replica Statue of Liberty, which stood in downtown Fargo since 1950. As of this writing, Fargo’s Lady Liberty is still missing and some are speculating that the statue may be at the bottom of the Red River, because once the thieves realized how heavy it was, they likely pitched it over the side of the Main Avenue Bridge.
These photos were found in a local antique store and depict a parade as it travels west on Front Street (Main Avenue) and then turns north on Broadway. Judging by the American Flags in the crowd and in the windows of the structures in the background, this is likely a 4th of July parade. Continue reading “A 1910 Parade on Front Street”
The photos shown here were taken after a significant blizzard, likely in the winter of 1951-52. The photos ended up in a local antique store after an estate sale. The photographer is unknown. Looking south from the corner of Broadway and NP Avenue. Continue reading “Blizzard of 1951-52”
June 20th, 1957. It would be determined later that there were five tornadoes in the Fargo area that day. The first, a rope-like funnel near the rural community of Wheatland, did little damage. The second was a powerful funnel near Casselton, North Dakota, and it would have been devastating if not for the rural location. The fourth and fifth funnel clouds were on the Minnesota side of the Red River, and both caused damage to nearby structures. None of the tornadoes were as powerful, however, as the third funnel in the series–the Fargo Tornado. Continue reading “1957 Fargo Tornado”