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We’ve all heard about Bullalo Bill Cody, Lawrence Welk, Charles Lindberg, Sinclair Lewis, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other Midwesterners whose fame gained a national status. Our aim is to bring you the histories,the stories, and records of those achievements which were never really appreciated beyond the local community.


Lusk Nebraska was end of the road for fugitive from Texas
Charles Lannis Moses Jr
Charles Lannis Moses Jr., shot two Nebraska police officers and killed farmer before he outran authorities in the hills just over the Nebraska-Wyoming state line. Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns declared a state of emergency, and unarmed Blackhawk heli
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Cold Case of North Dakota - The Aberdeen Connection
22 year old Cold Case still a mystery
The mystery of what happened to Kristin Joy Diede, a native of Wishek, North Dakota and Robert Michael Anderson of Minnesota remains to be a puzzle. Recently, however, new interest in the case has created some attention in local media. A webs
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The battle of mud springs
Nebraska history.
In February of 1865, US soldiers clashed with Lakota, Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors at Mud Springs Nebraska. Incredibly, more than 1000 Indians were reported to have been moving in the area during the time this battle took place. At one
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Chimney Rock National Historic Site
is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the North Carolina mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool
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Missing South Dakota teens found after 40 years
Creek drought reveals upturned vehicle
Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, both 17, were on their way to an end-of-the-year school party at a gravel pit in Clay County, South Dakota, when they went missing. Police now say they have solved this cold case when a creek dried up revealing t
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Knife River Indian Villages
North Dakota's wonderful Historical Site
The northern plains Indians are the subject of this wonderful national historical site. It is located near Stanton, North Dakota about 1 hour's drive north-west of Bismarck. There are, at the Knife River Indian Villages National Historical Si
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Manitou School
GhostsofNorthDakota.com
Wylora Christianson submitted the following photo of Manitou School. The town of Manitou was an early settlement in North Dakota, having been established in 1887. Peak population was 43 residents. This school is all that remains. CLICK PHOTO TO ENLAR
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1865 - (Civil War) Lincoln Assassinated
This Day in Wisconsin History
On the evening of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Although no Wisconsin troops were on hand,
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Wisconsin Troops Capture Jefferson Davis - Wisconsin History
This Day in Wisconsin History
Just after dawn on May 10, 1865, Col. Henry Harnden of Madison and his squad of 30 volunteers from the First Cavalry arrested the President of the Confederacy. After Ro
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Gene Vidal - father of Gore Vidal
SMALL-TOWN BOY MAKES LIFE INTERESTING
What do Amelia Earhart, Al Gore, Jackie Kennedy and Gore Vidal have in common? Through complicated permutations of marriages, divorces, affairs, and old-fashioned family relationships, they all interconnect with a young man born 0n the prairie.
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They Survived the Titanic
One man who lived to tell the tale and ended up living in Onida, South Dakota
Oskar Hedman, Survivor Oscar Hedman arrived from Sweden 1905 and settled in Beach, North Dakota. In addition to some routine types of employment, he became affiliated with various land promoters and real estate speculators. At the age of 27 he was
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Vern Miller - Sheriff, Moonshiner, Hit-man
How did the career of a small-town sheriff from South Dakota promote the creation of the modern FBI? Well, for one thing, he became a gangster.
The earliest years in Vern Miller’s biography remains unclear. It is reported that he was born in Kimball, South Dakota in 1896. Not much is known about his early years, but he was a resident of Huron, South Dakota by 1914. His life appears ordinar
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1757 - Phineas Cadwell, Revolutionary War Veteran, Born
This Day in Wisconsin History
Cadwell was born on this date in 1757 in Hartford, Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War for almost four years. In 1850, he moved to the Town of Yorkville in Racine Co. In 1856, at age 99, he was given a government land grant of 160 acres f
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Remembering That Infamous Day
South Dakota Magazine
By John Andrews It’s believed that only five South Dakotans who were at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 are still alive, and two of them will be at Deadwood’s Mount Moriah Cemetery Monday for a remembrance ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Steve Warren
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Turton Mystery image, 1922
Origins of image uknown.
Many of our friends and neighbors are curious about the origin of this very colorful and well crafted image that is painted on an old wooden grain storage building here in Turton, South Dakota. The gentleman who moved it onto his property died
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Gangsters Lived Here?
We were in the Kimball, South Dakota area doing more research on the early life of Verne Miller
We were in the Kimball, South Dakota area doing more research on the early life of Verne Miller (The notorious gangster involved in the Kansas City Massacre) and were tipped by a local resident that in the 1930s a farm northeast of town was a hideout
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Decades later, returning to the same hallowed ground
JournalStar.com - News Articles
Those who saw the fireball never stopped wondering what happened to the injured man who parachuted.Read article at JournalSt
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The saga of Oscar Micheaux
Filmmaker of South Dakota
The saga of Oscar Micheaux in South Dakota is a fantastic portrayal of one man’s imagination, perseverance, and entrepreneurial energy— one of the best examples that one can find among all the pioneering tales of the Dakotas. What was a black America
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Rose Bowl Running Back
QUIET BUSINESSMAN PLAYED IN 1916 BOWL GAME
I was about twelve and devoted to every kind of sport; I played basketball and baseball at every opportunity; I listened to college football; I was a Cleveland Indians fan; I knew the entire roster of the Minneapolis Lakers. So, when one day I overhe
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Sinclair Lewis - Nobel Prize Winner  Sauk Centre MN   HIDE
Sinclair Lewis - Nobel Prize Winner
Sinclar Lewis was born in Minnesota and became the first American to win the Nobel prize in Literature.
Sinclair Lewis - Nobel Prize Winner Local Legends at mainstreetmoments.com
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Ernest Lawrence Nobel prize winner  Canton SD   HIDE
Ernest Lawrence Nobel prize winner
Won the Nobel prize in physics in 1939.
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