Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Minot Normal School
In 1911 there apparently some debate over where to build the Minot Normal School. Some wanted it built on South Hill and the other location was in North Minot. Residents of the town of Flaxton sent a telegram to Martin Jacobson (Jacobson Hardware) urging the city to build on south hill and start construction as soon as possible…. Well as history shows, the Minot Normal School was finally built outside of Minot on the north side of town. The Normal School later became known as the Minot State Teacher’s College , then Minot State College and now Minot State University….. Pictured below is Minot Normal School in 1917. Note, the west wing of Old Main has not been built. The bottom picture is from the mid 1920's.