The Fire of 1898 was the most devastating fire seen in Bismarck, wiping out a large portion of the...
1930-1944: Great Depression And The War
The stock market crashed in October 1929, causing widespread economic chaos across the United States. To make...
1945-1959: Post-War Boom
Following World War II, Bismarck experienced significant growth and development. Its population nearly doubled from 1940 to...
1960-1969: Demands Of A Growing City
By 1960, the city had over 27,000 citizens, and its aging public facilities were becoming inadequate. Even...
1970-1979: Changing Retail Trend & The Decay of Downtown
The 1970s were a time of major change for Bismarck. The decade would see the most development...
1980-1999: Declining Growth
The 1980s opened with the recent completion of Gateway Mall and the expansion of the area’s largest...
2000-Present: Reinventing Bismarck
By the new millennium, Bismarck had grown to more than 55,000 citizens. The tough retail trend that...
2008-2009 Winter Season / Blizzard
The Winter Season of 2008-2009 was unquestionably one of the worst winter seasons ever recorded in Bismarck,...
40 Steak + Seafood (Formerly Caspar’s East 40 Food & Drink)
40 Steak + Seafood (formerly Caspar’s East 40; East 40 Chophouse & Tavern) is an upscale bar and...
A.W. Lucas Company
A.W. Lucas Company, often shortened to A.W. Lucas or simply Lucas’s, was a local department store in...
Alexander Hughes was a prominent politician, entrepreneur, lawyer, and military general. He served as chairman of the...
Alexander McKenzie (1851-1922) was an entrepreneur, railroad agent, law enforcement officer, and “political boss.” He is widely...
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