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What's New at the Website!
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August 12, 2017 Area Landmark - Great Plains Academy Complex
Announced August 2 its qualification for the National Register of Historic Places, the complex served multiple purposes over its life history. It's last assignment was as the Great Plains Academy school for our 6th-graders. It is now being renovated as a multi-family residence.
This webpage is at [Area Landmark] --> [Great Plains Academy]
July 30, 2017 New Website Welcome Page
Thanks to the kindness of strangers (and now a friend of our Society), a circa 1908 photo of what apparently is the Herbert Gipple farm has been returned to Mandan.
Our current homepage, click the [Welcome] tab on the top ribbon
January 14, 2017 - Area Landmark - First Presbyterian Church
The original 1881 wood church was replaced with the current brick church building in 1916 at the same location.
This webpage is at [Area Landmarks] --> [First Presbyterian Church]
December 23, 2016 - Area History - Mail Order "Kit Homes"
Kit homes, complete with all the pre-cut lumber and necessary hardware, were available mail order through the Sears & Roebuck. Over 20 homes in Mandan are suspected "kit" homes.
This webpage is found under [Area History] --> [Mail Order Homes]
December 17, 2016 - Gone Forever - Palace Theatre.
In December 1916, the Palace Theatre constructed by Harry L. Hartman replaced two other venues he purchased earlier that year. The Grand Theatre and the Rex Theater were previously operated by Rex Sanderson. One of the first fully electrified buildings in Mandan, the Palace Theatre was located on Third Ave NW one block north of the railroad depot and between key hotels.
This webpage is found under [Gone Forever] --> [Palace Theatre]
December 10, 2016 - Area History - 1910 Spring Floods
The early breakup of the Missouri and Heart Rivers brought the highest watermark for flooding in the city since 1881, suspending mail and rail connections with the east. Water dykes and flooded the south side of the city, inluding the Syndicate section and fairgrounds. Large chunks of ice snapped poles and left the city without electricity.
This webpage is found under [Area History] --> [1910 Spring Flood]
December 3, 2016 - Emerson Institute / Opera House
Michael Lang and H.R. Lyon were instrumental in establishing the Emerson Institute, home to cultural events in the early 1880-90s. The building would eventually be enlarged with an expanded stage and seating capacity and renamed the "Opera House."