WALLACE STEGNER: IN PRAISE OF COOPERATIVES In early 1947, the Association’s management committee developed a mimeographed newsletter for mailing to co-op members, and in one of its first issues included excerpts from an article written by the noted author Wallace Stegner in the April 1947 issue of the magazine “47,” noted by some as The … Continue reading THE HISTORY of HIGHLAND ACRES: PART THREE
FINDING A NAME: HOW WE BECAME HIGHLAND ACRES The new development needed a name. Bismarck Tribune editor Ken Simons wrote a story for his paper announcing a contest would be held to name the subdivision and the streets within it. Entries were to be submitted to the committee, with an entry deadline of August … Continue reading THE HISTORY of HIGHLAND ACRES—PART TWO:
HIGHLAND ACRES AND THE BISMARCK VETERANS HOMEOWNERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION – PRODUCTS OF A PERFECT STORM Highland Acres Addition to the City of Bismarck, North Dakota, was a housing subdivision developed cooperatively by a group of returning World War II veterans in the 1940s and 1950s. Its success led to the subsequent development of nearby Highland … Continue reading THE HISTORY of HIGHLAND ACRES—PART ONE:
If you look up at the top of your screen, you will see that the website address for this blog is theprairieblog.areavoices.com. That’s been home to my writings for a little more than seven years. AreaVoices.com is the blog portal for a whole bunch of writers, all of us unpaid, who like to think we … Continue reading History
Did you see that big old moon setting in the southwest this morning? Me too. And then I thought this is really cool, a full moon, Easter and April Fool's Day, all at once. Except that’s not possible. It’s not possible to have a full moon on Easter Sunday. Because the rule is, Easter is … Continue reading A Full Moon? Easter? April Fool’s Day? Well, Kind Of.