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Bonanzaville USA

Eugene Dahl Car Museum - Bonanzaville USA.  is just one building of the Pioneer Village. The Museum houses numerous collections of vehicles, tools, parts and information designed to tell stories of how cars and trucks not only served their original owners, but...

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NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota is a Midwestern U.S. state dominated by the Great Plains. Its eastern city of Fargo showcases Native American and modern art at the Plains Art Museum. The area’s immigrant history is honored at the Scandinavian Heritage Association in the city of Minot. The Great Plains give way to the rugged Badlands near the border with Montana, where Theodore Roosevelt National Park spans the Little Missouri River.

 

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

If you wanted an automobile in North Dakota at the turn of the century you were out of luck. They were expensive at a time when cash was not easy to come by – around $600 ($15,000 today) and the wait was over a year. This didn’t stop the handy North Dakotan. Who needed to buy a Ford, National Electric, or White Steamer? Instead, he would build his own. Through 1914, over 40 different makes of automobiles were built. The first by River Park’s Sam Holland in 1898. He made several for himself, his workers and neighbors.

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