Hunter Times

Bonanzaville Full Village Tour

Hunter Times

West Fargo, North Dakota 58078, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University


This 1930's era building was the home of the Hunter Times newspaper out of Hunter, North Dakota. The first paper printed in Hunter, The Eye, ran during the 1890's. In the 1920's, the "Hunter Herald" ran until the building burned down. The Hunter Times was the first paper to be run out of this building and ran until the 1940's.

The Hunter Times still lives on here at Bonanzaville. The machinery is all in working order and several volunteers print cards during special events. Local colleges also come out with publishing classes to try thier hand on old-fashioned equipment. The machines include a strip casting machine, hand-operated presses, flatbed press, and Linotype machine. The strip casting machine was used primarily for advertisements, particularly grocery ads, and would often be used to print objects instead of letters. Click the video to see it in action!

This point of interest is part of the tour: Bonanzaville Full Village Tour


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