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Park River, ND: East side of Briggs Ave., 1909

Park River, ND: East side of Briggs Ave., 1909

Park River, North Dakota (Incorporated)
Type: Great Northern Railroad Town Site
Founded: 1884
Township: Kensington Township
Location: Secs. 21 & 28-157-55
Post Office Established: September 15, 1884
Postmaster: Charles Hatherly Honey
Incorporated as Village: 1884
Became a City: 1896
Elevation: 1003 Feet
Zip Code: 58270
Peak Population: 1,858 in 1980

Park River, ND: East side of Briggs Ave., 1909

Park River, ND: Main Street, 1910s

Park River, ND: Public Fountain, 1910s
PARK RIVER: The Great Northern Railroad town site was founded in 1884 in Secs. 21 & 28-157-55, Kensington Twp., and named to note its location in the Park River. The post office was established September 15, 1884, with Charles Hatherly Honey, Postmaster. It incorporated as a village later that year, and became a city in 1896, with Hiram A. Libby as mayor. The elevation is 1003 feet, the Zip Code is 58270, and a peak population of 1,858 was reached in 1980. Prominent early residents included Roger Allin, the 4th Governor of North Dakota, Samuel Holland (1859-1937), who manufactured automobiles in Park River, and Elizabeth Preston Anderson, an author, and WCTU activist Heber L. Edwards (1897-1962), was born here. 2 (1,2,3,18,25,33,40,75,79,356,414)(pg 150).

Park River, ND: Main Street, 1910s

Park River, ND: Main Street, 1910s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park River, ND: Public Fountain, 1910s

Park River, ND: Public Fountain, 1910s

 

 

 

 

Park River Dining Room, 1899

 

Park River Farm Machinery Deal, 1899

Henry Anderson’s Drug Store, Park River, ND, 1899

 

Poor House, Park River

 

Post Card about Park River

 

Thorson Brothers Store, Park River, 1899

 

Old Park River Home

 

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