Monday, July 20, 2015
Minot Construction Boom – 1961
In 1961 construction was booming in Minot. Two shopping centers were under construction, Arrowhead and Oak Park Shopping Center. Town & Country Shopping Center would not be built for another couple years. A new science building was under construction at Minot State Teachers College as well as the Student Union. A new Junior High School was being built on the Washington Golf Course, (Jim Hill) and more school construction at the Minot Air Force Base. The new Post Office was taking shape, (the Post Office as we know it now.) A new hospital wing was nearing completion on St Joe’s Hospital which would bring them to over 200 beds. To add to the hotel rooms the International Inn was under construction, as well as the Sandman Motel, The Thunderbird and Gordon’s Holiday Spot was adding 40 rooms. AND … The park board was expecting the first nine holes of the Souris Valley Golf Course to open.