from North Dakota: Address and Date Book
From the postcard collections of Lawrence Aasen and Ronald Olin
North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State
University Libraries, Fargo, North Dakota, 2006, softcover
Two postcard collections are featured in this spiral bound address
and date book - those collected and saved by Lawrence Aasen and
his mother Clara Brenden Aasen, and a collection of North Dakota
town postcards collected by retired Fargo physician Ronald Olin.
Together they provide an amazing glimpse of the many small towns
that dotted the North Dakota countryside in the early 20th century.
The featured postcards date from the early 1900s to the 1930s. They
represent some of the best examples produced during the "golden
age" of postcards from circa 1907 to World War I. Many today
could be considered works of art, particularly those printed in
||The first classes for the children of LaMoure began in 1883
only a year after the town's founding. A wood-frame school was
built in 1885, and this brick school, costing $50,000, was built
in 1905. It served the community's educational needs more than
60 years until 1969 when it was torn down and replaced by a
new school complex.
||The North Dakota Agricultural College, now North Dakota State University,
was founded in 1890. It also is the home of the North Dakota
Agricultural Experiment Station and the NDSU Extension Service.
Students were enrolled not only in agriculture but also engineering,
home economics, pharmacy, chemistry and the arts and sciences.
This 1936 collage features the most prominent buildings on the
campus, all of which are still standing. They surround a view
of the campus entrance with wrought-iron gates designed by the
campus blacksmith. The gates lead to Old Main, the oldest campus
The following text is taken from the North Dakota Institute for
Regional Studies website: library.ndsu.edu/ndirs/
Greetings from North Dakota: Address and Date
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