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Thursday, May 28, 2015

First Burial in Minot - 1885

First Burial in Minot – somewhere in Minot is the grave of the first person to be buried in what is now the city. It was in the spring of 1885. The service was conducted with no clergy and there is no record of the man’s name. He was a member of the Charles Scott survey crew and drowned while trying to cross the Mouse River on a raft. Charles Scott, the surveyor, had a bible and read a passage and spoke a brief eulogy. The coffin was made from lumber that had been shipped in from Bismarck to be used in building a house.

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