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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

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