Second volume of the Fargo City Council Minutes now on Digital Horizons

The second volume of the Fargo City Council Meeting Minutes, dating from the years 1879-1883, has been added to Digital Horizons.  The date range of this book is from April 21, 1879 - April 2, 1883. The meeting minutes give a good, detailed account of the operation of Fargo city government for this period. This volume contains 299 pages of handwritten text.  Included topics featuring the early years of Fargo including the construction of the sewers, sidewalks and streets.  Also of interest is the city council’s handling of the construction of the very first Front Street (Main Avenue) bridge over the Red River, and a small pox epidemic in Fargo

Digitization was done through the City of Fargo.  In addition to the digitization, the original minutes up to 2002 were donated to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives Manuscript Collection at the NDSU Archives.

 

This volume can be viewed online at:

http://www.digitalhorizonsonline.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16921coll9/id/392

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