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.
Fire devastates Bismarck on August 8, destroying most of the city