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Timeline: 1910s

By | Last Modified: October 9, 2018



  • McKenzie Hotel (Patterson Hotel) opens on January 1
  • New fire hall constructed on Thayer Avenue, building would also house city hall and police headquarters for several decades.
  • Marshall Oil Company of Marshall Town, Iowa commences construction of a 90×50-foot brick building on Third Street near Front Avenue in August. Sinclair Refining Company later acquired Marshall’s interests in the city, who continued operating out of the building. The building later houses Fargo Paper Company (known today as Cole Papers). It has housed Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse since 1994.



  • Federal Building opens (replaced in 1964)






  • The Yegen Family expands into the dairy business
  • Bank of North Dakota is established in June. It occupies the former Missouri Valley Motors building at Main and 7th until 2008. It is the nation’s only state-owned bank.
  • President Woodrow Wilson makes a Bismarck stop on October 10, speaking at the City Auditorium. He was campaigning for his vision of a League of Nations.
  • Bismarck Tribune relocates from the northwest corner of 4th and Broadway to the Gussner Building in December, where it stays an entire month before destroyed by fire.

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