Hidden History of Fargo
Fueled by ambition and pipe dreams, Fargo’s earliest residents created an entire city out of the dust of a flat, desolate prairie. Roberts Street might not exist if it weren’t for Matilda Roberts, a resourceful pioneer wife who encouraged her husband’s cousin to set up his law firm on that important downtown thoroughfare. O.J. deLendrecie generated so much success through his retail store that he was able to buy President Theodore Roosevelt’s ranch in western North Dakota. Oliver Dalrymple may have been the bonanza farm king, but the better manager was his rival, Herbert Chaffee of the Amenia and Sharon Land Company. Author Danielle Teigen reveals the intriguing true stories behind many of the most engaging characters and what continues to make the “Gateway to the West” unique.
About Danielle Teigen (Fargo, North Dakota Author)
A South Dakota native, Danielle Teigen earned a journalism degree as well as a master’s degree in mass communication at North Dakota State University. In addition to writing for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Danielle has written for local magazines The Good Life, Lake and Home Magazine, Bison Illustrated, From House to Home and Wedding Vow. She is currently features editor for Forum Communications in Fargo.