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Google Earth – Old Photographs and Modern Images of Locations

Here is something to look at.  It is a website that takes old photographs and superimposes them upon the modern Google Earth images of our community and allows you to fade back and forth between them.  When they line up the effect is fantas…tic.  Wes has uploaded a few very neat photos and some information to go with them.  Much of Main Street is really quite original albeit beneath some drastic attempts to modernize things.  Maybe seeing the buildings like this will spur us on toward more historic preservation for our community!
http://www.whatwasthere.com/browse.aspx#!/ll/46.924473,-98.003059/zoom/11/ See More
WhatWasThere | Explore Photos
Navigate through history – see historical photos of familiar streets
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2002- 10 Years Ago At the Museum

2002–10 YEARS AGO AT THE MUSEUM
Compiled from issues of the Barnes County Quarterly Newsletter by Arlys Netland.

The Barnes County Historical Society was informed that they would be hosting a Smithsonian exhibit in 2004. The title of the show is “Produce for Victory” which is a display of posters dedicated to the home front experiences of WW II.

The new roof was completed and insulated and …is fully under warranty for 15 years.

The new heating system was installed and the antiquated air conditioner from the roof was removed with a new system to be installed using the existing forced air ducts.

The Rosebud Committee received the good news of a grant from the Dept. of Trans. for $245,000. This was the third time the application had been asked for.

An exhibit from the ND Historical Society chronicled the history of Television in ND in 1953. Later exhibits were “250 Years of Mapping ND and a WWII propaganda posters display.

Prehistoric animals from the Ancient Savage Seas collection of Triebold Paleontology were a popular attraction. These were a Tylosarus, Clidastes, Xiphactinus fish and archelon giant sea turtle.

Lectures included two by Lori Lahlum; “Norwegian Culture and Customs” and “Norwegian Women in ND”.

Professor Dale Hoskisson spoke on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Dr. Les Wong talked on the topic “Larger Than Life ND Americana.”

A listing of 70 volunteers was included. Of these only seven are still helping out; Allan and Della Anderson, Arlys Netland, Liz Johnson, Inez McCrea, JoAnn Nathan and Phyllis Hook. Jan Stowman, Wayne McKirdy and Mike Mikkelson retired from the Board.

Members elected at the annual meeting were Liz Johnson, Tony Dutton, Paul Stenshoel, Jeff Matson, Nyle Burchill and Arlys Netland.

Cable Services of Jamestown/VC and the Sheppard family have provided free cable internet access and a Motorola high speed modem. 22 townships have paid to have panels on the museum balcony with 20 remaining. The goal is to have all completed by 2003.

A rummage sale was held during Americana Days and $450 was raised from the sale of baked goods and donated items. Jan Stowman and Jeff Matson were in charge.

RECIPES from local cookbooks Waldheim Lutheran Church cookbook–2000
 Knepfla Soup by Ruth Huus
 8 cups of water,
 2 large stalks celery,
 diced, one small onion chopped,
 two medium potatoes diced or cubed,
 one carrot grated,
two T. butter,
 1/4 cup chicken bouillon.
 Salt and pepper to taste.
 Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. One egg, 1/2 cup milk and one and 1/2 cups to two cups flour. Mix and …roll out and cut into small pieces. Add to soup and cook about 10 min. or until done. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of half and half and heat, but do not boil.

North Dakota Winter Show Women’s Division Cookbook 1987

 Almond Butter Balls by Marion Gerntholz
 2 cups flour,
 2 tsp. baking powder,
 1/4 tsp. salt,
 3/4 cup butter,
 1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup blanched almonds,
 1 cup brown sugar,
one egg,
1/4 tsp. almond extract
 Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Cream butter; add sugar and egg; cream well. Add vanilla and almond extract. Add the dry ingredients, mix and shape into long rolls. Cut in 1/2 inch pieces. Shape each piece into a small ball and dip in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Place a half almond in the center of each cookie and bake at 400 F. for 12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.
Oriska Music Parents Cookbook 1972
 Lime Jell-O Salad by Mrs. Clint Stowman
2 pkgs. lime Jell-O, one cup boiling water. Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water Add one #2 can crushed pineapple with juice, 2 cups of cream and 1/2 cup of ground nuts. Stir well and refrigerate.
 ND Where Food is Love Marcella Richman 1994
 Focaccia (Italian flatbread) by Audrey Gaukler
One (1 lb.) loaf frozen bread dough,
3 tsp. olive oil,
 one large clove garlic,
and 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
. Grease a 10 by 15 jelly roll pan. Stretch and press bread dough to fit the pan. With fingers poke deep holes in the dough about 1 inch apart. Place small piece of garlic in each hole. Drizzle oil over dough and brush lightly to distribute. Sprinkle cheese over dough. Let rise in warm place until doubled, about 20 min. Preheat oven to 400. Bake until brown, about 18 to 20 min. Cut into 2 by 3 ½ inch strips. Serve warm.
 Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook 2001
Chow Mein Hot Dish by Mary Ann Winkler
 1 lb. hamburger,
1 lg. onion 2 T. soy sauce.
 Brown together 1 can mushroom soup, 1 can bean sprouts, 1/2 pkg. Chow Mein noodles Mix all together. Sprinkle a good handful of noodles on top and bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350.

Smithsonian “Key Ingredients.

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Key Ingredients: America by food” brought to us by the North Dakota Humanities Council has come and gone since our last newsletter.  We sincerely thank the local media, KOVC 1490 (Ingstad Family Media), The Valley City Times-Record, Barnes County Independent, Litchville Bulletin, Wimbledon Newsletter as well as KSJB AM600 and the Jamestown Sun for working with …us so diligently to get the word out during this time. The locally created exhibit will be around for a while yet as we put a lot of time and energy into it and managed to WOW the representative from the Smithsonian that visited us in February. It’ll probably be a while before we try hosting another one of these exhibits, but we thoroughly recommend any local community to take it on as the exhibits are of high quality and are an inspiration to look deeper into our local connections to our national story thanks to the Smithsonian and NDHC.

Greater North Dakota 1959 Movie

Greater North Dakota Association 1959 Movie
Movie made by the GNDA in 1959 to showcase the greatness of North Dakota. I do not own this and did not create this but had a heck of a time getting it to pl…

Monthly Bluegrass Association Jam Session April 14, 2012

The Monthly Bluegrass Association of North Dakota Valley City Acoustic Bluegrass Jam Session is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Barnes County Museum in Valley City.  The jam is free and open to the public.  Beginners are welcome.  If there is enough interest, the jam will continue after supper at the Legacy Place in Valley City at 6:00 pm.  For more information contact …John Andrus at 701-762-4891.
The Monthly Bluegrass Association of North Dakota Bismarck Acoustic Bluegrass Jam Session is scheduled for Sunday, April 15 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Former Governors Mansion in Bismarck.  The jam is free and open to the public.  Beginners are welcome.   For more information contact Stuart Thompson at 701-475-2419.

STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM OFFERING FREE ADMISSION

STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM OFFERING FREE ADMISSION

TO ACTIVE MILITARY, FAMILIES MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY

 

BISMARCK – The state’s history agency is taking part in a national program called Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and five of their immediate family members at its five state historic sites that usually charge admission, beginning Memorial Day, May 30 and continuing through Labor Day, September 5.  In addition, the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s museum stores statewide will offer a 10 percent discount on all items purchased in the stores during this time.

The five participating sites are the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown, Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora, Fort Buford State Historic Site near Williston, Fort Totten State Historic Site near Devils Lake, and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site near Fargo.  There will also be free admission to the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston, and the seven-story high observation tower overlooking the Red River Valley at the Pembina State Museum.  The museum stores are located at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, the Pembina State Museum, Fort Abercrombie, Fort Totten, the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site, the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, the Chateau de Mores, Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site near Walhalla, and the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck.

The Blue Stars Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums throughout the nation.  Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.  The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

“Last year the success of the inaugural year of the Blue Star Museums program showed that partnerships between the nation’s museums and military communities are a natural,” said Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet.  “We are thrilled that 300,000 military family members visited our partner museums in the summer of 2010.  We hope to exceed that number this year as the military community takes advantage of the rich cultural heritage they defend and protect every day.”

Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer.  The effort to recruit museums has involved the partnership efforts of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Children’s Museums, and the American Association of State and Local History.

The Blue Star Museums program runs from Memorial Day, May 30 through Labor Day, September 5.  The free admission program is available to active duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members).  Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.

Museums that wish to participate in Blue Star Museums should contact bluestarmuseums@arts.gov or Wendy Clark at (202) 682-5451.

Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including Guard and Reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families.  In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raise awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and work to make military life more sustainable.  Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and civilians.  To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit www.bluestarfam.org.

STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM OFFERING FREE ADMISSION

TO ACTIVE MILITARY, FAMILIES MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY

 

BISMARCK – The state’s history agency is taking part in a national program called Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and five of their immediate family members at its five state historic sites that usually charge admission, beginning Memorial Day, May 30 and continuing through Labor Day, September 5.  In addition, the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s museum stores statewide will offer a 10 percent discount on all items purchased in the stores during this time.

The five participating sites are the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown, Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora, Fort Buford State Historic Site near Williston, Fort Totten State Historic Site near Devils Lake, and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site near Fargo.  There will also be free admission to the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston, and the seven-story high observation tower overlooking the Red River Valley at the Pembina State Museum.  The museum stores are located at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, the Pembina State Museum, Fort Abercrombie, Fort Totten, the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site, the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, the Chateau de Mores, Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site near Walhalla, and the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck.

The Blue Stars Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums throughout the nation.  Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.  The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

“Last year the success of the inaugural year of the Blue Star Museums program showed that partnerships between the nation’s museums and military communities are a natural,” said Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet.  “We are thrilled that 300,000 military family members visited our partner museums in the summer of 2010.  We hope to exceed that number this year as the military community takes advantage of the rich cultural heritage they defend and protect every day.”

Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer.  The effort to recruit museums has involved the partnership efforts of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Children’s Museums, and the American Association of State and Local History.

The Blue Star Museums program runs from Memorial Day, May 30 through Labor Day, September 5.  The free admission program is available to active duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members).  Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.

Museums that wish to participate in Blue Star Museums should contact bluestarmuseums@arts.gov or Wendy Clark at (202) 682-5451.

Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including Guard and Reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families.  In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raise awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and work to make military life more sustainable.  Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and civilians.  To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit www.bluestarfam.org.