ABOVE FEATURED PHOTO BY DAN FRANCIS PHOTOGRAPHY
By Erica Rapp & Ethan Mickelson
Photos by Kilbourne Group, NDSU Archives, Fargo, and The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County
From Front Street to the Moorhead Zoo or The Great Fire of 1893 to deLendrecie’s, Fargo-Moorhead packs an incredible amount of fascinating history going back to its beginning in 1871. We dug our heads into the archives and consulted historians, experts and veteran locals to excavate tales from Fargo-Moorhead’s past. Whether you’re a native to the area or a recent arrival, and whether or not you know about these stories at all, we hope these memories will spark some nostalgia or show you that this not-so-forgotten history is still right in front of our eyes.