Dakota Datebook

Dakota Datebook radio features air weekdays at 8:41 am, 3:50 pm, 5:44 pm and 7:50 pm CT on Prairie Public.

Recent Shows

  • King Tut’s North Dakota Connection

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    On this date in 1922, Lord Caernarvon and Howard Carter opened an ancient tomb.  Their discovery of King Tut’s Tomb was the sensation of the year, featured on the front page of newspapers and in newsreels at movie theaters.  An Egyptian craze swept the country. At that same time, a real estate agent was looking [...]

  • Murrow’s Boys

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    On this date in 1912, Eric Sevareid was born in Velva, North Dakota.  His family moved to Minot and then to Minneapolis.  He was an adventurous young man.  After he graduated from high school, he and a friend embarked on a canoe trip of over 2,000 miles.  He wrote his first book, Canoeing with the [...]

  • Turkey Talk

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Thanksgiving is coming!  And while few decorate for this particular holiday with the same vigor they do for other holidays, there is one important item that almost everyone agrees makes for a necessity for this holiday:  Whether it’s turkey or tofurkey, that special entrée is the reason for this season!   The Fargo Forum devoted [...]

  • The Thorny Fence

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    When settlers ventured onto the Great Plains, they often had to find new ways of doing things.  One was fencing.  Out east, or in Europe, fences had typically been made of rocks or wood, which were readily available, but out on the Great Plains, settlers found a land with few trees. Even stones were often [...]

  • The Von Hoffman House

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    The Von Hoffman House was built in Medora, North Dakota in 1884 for the Baron and Mrs. Von Hoffman.  Athenais von Hoffman had asked her husband to build the home so they would have a place to stay when they visited their daughter Medora, the wife of the Marquis de Mores.  The home is veneered [...]



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