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Timeline: 1890s

By | Last Modified: May 30, 2019


  • 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.


  • Fire devastates Bismarck on August 8, destroying most of the city
  • Saint Mary’s Church is completed (September)
  • R.D. Hoskins founds “Hoskins Cigar, Stationery, and Flower Store” directly across from the railroad depot. Soon after, it relocated to the Tribune Block (now KFYR-TV) at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway Avenue, where it remained for decades and its successor – KFYR-TV – still remains.


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