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Timeline: 1890s

By | Last Modified: January 26, 2018


  • Camp Hancock begins housing the U.S. Weather Bureau, which it remains until 1940. The camp was among Bismarck’s earliest establishments, in 1872, as an infantry post and supply depot.


  • Hughes Electric is established by Alexander and Edmond Hughes in January. The company is instrumental in bringing electric power to the region. It is sold in 1928 to a company that is ultimately acquired by MDU.



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