Deadliest Air Disaster in Fargo-Moorhead History Had a Sole Survivor

The early morning hours of October 30th, 1941 were cold and misty in Fargo-Moorhead, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark.  Continue reading “Deadliest Air Disaster in Fargo-Moorhead History Had a Sole Survivor”

1957 Fargo Tornado

1957 Fargo Tornado

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”

The Comstock Hotel

A late-fifties view looking northwest from the corner of Center Avenue and 8th Street in Moorhead. The Comstock Hotel advertised individual room thermostats and a “60¢ All You Can Eat” special. Other businesses on the block included the Las Vegas Lounge, Wold Drug, Eddy’s Coffee Shop, Gambles, and Scheels Hardware. The sign for the FM Hotel is barely visible on the left. Continue reading “The Comstock Hotel”

Front Street and 4th Street, Moorhead

The postcard below was mailed in 1909 and depicts Front Street (Center Avenue) in Moorhead in a view unrecognizable today. Continue reading “Front Street and 4th Street, Moorhead”