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Trapshooting is one of three sports that involve shooting clay targets. The sport can be traced back to 1750 in England. The first American competition was documented in 1831. Trapshooting was developed to provide practice for bird hunters. Originally, live pigeons were used. The sport is called trapshooting because the live birds were released from […]
As a listener, you’re likely a fan of radio and perhaps you’re from North Dakota, but even so, you probably haven’t heard of Bertha Palmer, a woman who was influential in both. Coming to North Dakota when she was two year’s old, she attended Devil’s Lake High School. After graduation, she served in various educational […]
When Joseph Nicollet came to the United States from his native France in 1832, he arrived penniless and alone. His promising scientific career had been interrupted by turbulent French politics, and he needed a new start. He came up with a bold plan to map the Mississippi River Valley. Lewis and Clark had reached the […]
Another page was written in the story of Generals Sully and Sibley’s Dakota expeditions on this date in 1863. In the wake of the battles of Big Mound and Dead Buffalo Lake, General Henry Hastings Sibley and his men were forced to camp in Burleigh County with exhausted animals on July 27. In pursuit of […]
On April 4, 1917, Congress granted President Wilson’s request for a declaration of war. 14,000 American troops arrived in Europe by June of that year. In July, the Dickinson Press was full of war news. The newspaper reported a danger of food and fuel shortages, blaming the “unusual conditions” resulting from the war. The chairman […]