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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Minot – A Glimpse of the Early Years #2…

Another Glimpse at early Minot as stated in a early 1970's Article...... In 1911 the horse and dog watering fountain was placed on Main Street at the corner of Second Avenue. Ice boxes were popular before electric refrigerators and harvest and storing ice from the river was a big industry in Minot. Minot had few paved streets in the 1920’s but parking was a problem on the weekends and all the vehicles owned by the booze runners waited for darkness to head to Canada for their supply to distribute throughout the country. Early streets in Downtown Minot were paved with wooden blocks to help eliminate dust. After heavy rainstorms the blocks had a tendency to float ways and then had to be replaced by city workers

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