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Moorhead, Minnesota, was founded in 1872 as a major stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad during its push toward the Pacific Ocean. The town grew to prominence in western Minnesota because of its location at the intersection of the rail line and the commercially important Red River of the North. Garnering an unenviable reputation in its early years as a wide-open town, dominated by its saloons, Moorhead subsequently developed as an important rural service center. Tracing the history of Moorhead from its founding in 1872 to the present day, the images in this volume reveal the experiences of this small Midwestern community within a framework of change and continuity.
ISBN: 9780738533025
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Minnesota
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Terry Shoptaugh is a professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is the author of a book on the sugar beet industry in the Red River Valley and numerous articles on Minnesota and North Dakota history. He is currently working on a book about a North Dakota businessman who helped German Jews immigrate to the United States in the 1930s.