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Stories of things that happened in North Dakota and vicinity. Sitting Bull to Phil Jackson, cattle to prairie dogs, knoefla to lefse. In partnership with the Historical Society of North Dakota, and funded by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Stories of things that happened in North Dakota and vicinity. Sitting Bull to Phil Jackson, cattle to prairie dogs, knoefla to lefse. In partnership with the Historical Society of North Dakota, and funded by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Dakota Delightful

By Leewana Thomas - Jul 13 2018
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Glad these amazing tidbits are making the podcast leap! I believe you can also see the entire collection (they’ve been going on for several years) at Prairie Public’s website 😊 Wide variety of topics covered in “today in history” style 3 minute daily segments. If the one you’re hearing doesn’t grab you, the next one probably will! Petrified men, poisoned pioneers, indigenous rights, socialists, ghost cows... Who knew a state with 3 electoral votes could produce so much history?! ;) :)

The historical “snack food” for North Dakota

By RabidPrarieDog - Mar 02 2018
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Great podcast on historical tidbits from North Dakota. I learn something. everyday that makes me even more proud to live here

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4 Ratings
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Dakota Delightful

By Leewana Thomas - Jul 13 2018
Read more
Glad these amazing tidbits are making the podcast leap! I believe you can also see the entire collection (they’ve been going on for several years) at Prairie Public’s website 😊 Wide variety of topics covered in “today in history” style 3 minute daily segments. If the one you’re hearing doesn’t grab you, the next one probably will! Petrified men, poisoned pioneers, indigenous rights, socialists, ghost cows... Who knew a state with 3 electoral votes could produce so much history?! ;) :)

The historical “snack food” for North Dakota

By RabidPrarieDog - Mar 02 2018
Read more
Great podcast on historical tidbits from North Dakota. I learn something. everyday that makes me even more proud to live here
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Dakota Datebook

Latest release on Feb 27, 2020

All 20 episodes from oldest to newest

Governor Frank White

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Frank White served one term in the North Dakota House of Representatives before being elected to the State Senate in 1892. He was re-elected for another term, but the Spanish-American War intervened. He resigned to accept a commission as major in the First North Dakota Volunteer Infantry. White participated in more than 20 engagements in the Philippines and was awarded the Silver Star.

Feb 27 2020

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Martina Greywind

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The abortion debate often gets cleanly split into two camps: pro-life and pro-choice. However, things aren’t always clear cut. In 1992 an abortion case from North Dakota received national attention, including an article appearing in the New York Times on this date.

Feb 26 2020

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News From Around the State

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Today we bring you a mix of news from around the state from 1915.

Feb 25 2020

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Linda Slaughter and Dakota Women for Suffrage in 1888

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Since a first attempt at suffrage in Dakota Territory occurred in 1868 , you might think that came about thanks to a concentrated effort. However, this was not the case. In fact, twenty years later, on Feb. 23 rd 1888, Marietta Bones wrote to Linda Warfel Slaughter, well-known and prominent pioneer in the Bismarck area. Marietta said in part:

Feb 24 2020

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Chinook Shake-Up

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Granville, North Dakota, recorded an 83-degree rise in temperature on this date in 1918, one of the most extreme temperature changes ever recorded. In only twelve hours, the temperature climbed from 33 below zero to 50 degrees above. The 83-degree swing was only one example of extreme temperature changes caused by a phenomenon known as ‘Chinook winds.’

Feb 21 2020

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False Nuclear Alert Message

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Vague fears of nuclear war can lurk like green monsters hiding under the bed. In 1945, the grim destructive power of atomic weapons became clear at Hiroshima. After Russia built atomic bombs in 1949, fears of nuclear war led to fallout shelters and Civil Defense brochures entitled “Survival in a Nuclear Attack.”

Feb 20 2020

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North Dakota Black History

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February is Black History Month. In North Dakota, the African American population has grown, though historically the numbers were few. But there have been African Americans in the state as long as there have been white people. Early records indicate that the earliest came as slaves of explorers and traders. In fact, the first non-Native born here was an African American baby.

Feb 19 2020

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The Most Stupendous Spectacle of the Century

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In the early 1900s Marc Klaw and Abraham Lincoln Erlanger were among the biggest names in entertainment. Based in New York City, they produced Broadway shows and owned a chain of theaters. They also took shows on the road to major cities across the country.

Feb 18 2020

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Jamestown’s Old Reading Room

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Alfred Dickey was the first lieutenant governor of North Dakota. He was also a citizen of Jamestown and a supporter of the public good. So, in January of 1901, he called a meeting with the intention to create a free reading room for Jamestown.

Feb 17 2020

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Clubhouse for the Crestfallen

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Today is Valentine’s Day, and store windows are decorated in red and pink and the finest restaurants are booked with dinner reservations. It is a day for love, but for a certain group of young men at the University of North Dakota in 1902, it must not have been the day of love they hoped for. Just eight days later, on February 22, the ten men, who described themselves as “turned-down, heart-pierced young men,” would come together to form the Varsity Bachelor Club.

Feb 14 2020

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