Bonanzaville Historic House Tour

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Bonanzaville Historic House Tour

West Fargo, North Dakota 58078, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University

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This tour will give you more information on the historic houses you will see on the tour, including historic photographs.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Fargo's first house was built by Henry Moore and George Mann in 1869, when Fargo was a tent city in Dakota's Territory. Initially the house was close to the river channel, in today's Island Park, but because of the annual floods, it was m... Read more
This cabin is an authentic reproduction of the single-level log cabins of pioneer days. In this region, log cabins were most common near rivers, where there was an abundance of trees. A main feature of this cabin is the cast iron stove. Loc... Read more
This cabin was built by a group of Finlanders for Helmar and Emma Habberstad in 1874 near Kindred, North Dakota. Helmar had immigrated from Eidsvoll, Norway in the early 1880's. The family lived in the oak-log cabin until the 1950s when C... Read more
This home was built in the late 1800s on a bonanza farm in Mapleton Township. Mary Dodge Woodward lived in the home with her children from 1882 to 1889. Walter, one of her sons, had been hired to manage the 1,500 acre bonanza farm for their... Read more
The Hagen house was built in 1897 for Martin Hagen on a farm near Horace, ND. Three generations of the Hagen family lived in the home without running water or electricity. The house boasts a summer kitchen which was used for laundry, cookin... Read more
The Houston Mansion, a bonanza farm house, was built by David H. Houston in 1881 near Hunter, ND. Houston was a Scottish immigrant who, upon settling in the U.S., became a farmer, poet, and inventor. The elegant house included maple floors,... Read more
The Transgrud House, from the same farm as the Trangsrud Elevator, was constructed around 1871. Amund Trangsrud emigrated from Norway to Cass County in 1870. Seven years later, he married Rikka Myrah and moved into this house where they li... Read more


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