Bonanzaville School Tour

A tour designed to aid students touring Bonanzaville in their educational visit

Bonanzaville School Tour

West Fargo, North Dakota 58078, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University

Tour Information

This tour aims to aid students visiting Bonanzaville in touring the village. This tour features buildings staff memebers reccomend students visit to best meet state standards of education. Students will explore six historic buildings before being directed to another tour that will focus on unique planes and automoblies from different eras.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Kathryn Depot

   Three model trains run through a recreation of Fargo and Moorhead in the 1950’s in this former train depot from Kathryn, ND. The model trains, which activate as soon as someone enters the depot, and the model city which they run thro... Read more
Fargo's First House

   Before Fargo's first house was built by Harry Moore and George Mann in 1869, Fargo was just a city of tents, in what was then Dakota Territory. The house originally sat near the Red River before the constant yearly flooding necessitate... Read more
Dobrinz School

   Built 5 to 10 miles west of West Fargo in the Mapleton Township in 1895, this school was named after John Dobrinz, who was the farmer nearest to it at the time of its construction. Like most schools in the area at the time, Dobrinz sch... Read more
Checkered Years Home

   This house is named after the book The Checkered Years, which is a completion of the diaries of Mary Dodge Woodward, who lived in this house between 1882 and 1889 with her children. The house sat on a Bonanza farm near the Mapleton Tow... Read more
Cass County District Courthouse

   This building is actually a former schoolhouse from the Berlin Township, that has been repurposed as an approximation of a Cass County District Court Room. The building itself was donated to the Cass County Historical Society by Frank ... Read more
Houston House

   This house was built by David H. Houston on a Bonanza farm near Hunter, ND in 1881. Houston, a Scottish immigrant, was a jack of many trades known for being a poet, a farmer and perhaps best as an inventor. Houston invented a roll film... Read more


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