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Timeline: 1960s

By | Last Modified: November 16, 2017
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1960

1961

  • Dakota Zoo opens
  • Hillside Park Junior High opens (Now Simle Middle School)
  • Former junior high building, which had been built in 1912 to house the high school, is torn down
  • Schafer Hall is completed at Bismarck Junior College
  • The Drumstick Cafe changes ownership, expands and changes formats from fast food into a traditional family restaurant.

1962

1963

  • Veterans Memorial Library (aka Bismarck Public Library) opens, replacing Carnegie Library opened in 1918
  • First Federal Savings & Loan completed construction of its new headquarters (now American Bank Center)

1964

  • Tom O’leary Golf Course opens
  • William Guy Federal Building opens, replacing original Federal Building built in 1913 (September)
  • Scotty’s Drive-In opens (September)

1965

1966

  • Bismarck is hit by its largest and most memorable blizzard, which lasted three days and buried the city (March)

1967

1968

1969

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