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April 2017

Flood(s)

1969

Growing up I heard many stories about the year The Mouse Roared, 1969. The river is known as the Souris River in Canada, but the Mouse River in North Dakota. There were a couple of books, pamphlets and documentaries made about it was well as the stories of the people I grew up around. The flood of ’69 left an indelible mark on the city of Minot in April. Not just psychologically, but physically as well. There were still water stains on the classroom doors of my junior high school, Erik Ramstad. Others have written about the event much more eloquently than I can. You can find more photos here and here as well.  These photos shown here were taken by my grandparents.

69 Flood Lake Darling

This looks like it is probably the spillway at Lake Darling, about 20 miles north of Minot. Continue reading “Flood(s)”

Anyone Know Swedish?

I am in need of some help. My grandmother gave me some old photos she was going to throw out. Some have writing in Swedish on the back that I would love to know what it says.

face on the left, back on the right

I make out the names, and the request for a $10 money order, but the rest of it is gibberish to me.

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