Courtesy the family of Richard Bostwick in Washington State, the Institute for Regional Studies is pleased to present his vivid reminiscences of life in Fargo during the 1920s and 1930s.
Take a backseat ride with Richard Bostwick through this vivid recounting of his experience as a Fargo, N.D. cabbie and welfare office worker. His accounts reflect a side of Fargo during the tough times of the 1920s and 30s, where people struggled day-to-day to get by, through both legal and illegal means. His occupations put him in a unique position that allowed him to observe an underworld of bootleggers, gamblers, hustlers and other interesting characters, long forgotten and hidden by modern day prosperity. Richard Bostwick had a talent for storytelling that grabs a hold of the reader, and leaves one wanting more. Take a look and enjoy the ride!