North Dakota Nurses In The Great War

By Barbara Handy-Marchello Sarah Sand of Grand Forks was one of nearly 300 nurses from North Dakota who volunteered for Army service during World War I.  She had been recruited by the North Dakota Red Cross at the Bismarck hospital where she worked. Sand was an experienced nurse, but received more than four months additional … Continue reading North Dakota Nurses In The Great War

Great War Witnesses Startling Birth Of New Deities

Fifth in a series commemorating the Centennial of the end of World War I By Joseph T. Stuart It de-secularized the state and, instead of religion, made politics the highest expression of human values. The mobilization of entire societies during the Great War dramatically increased expectations for state involvement in the lives of people. Powerful … Continue reading Great War Witnesses Startling Birth Of New Deities

Here’s What The Democrats Meant To Say. I Think.

You might have seen, or heard reference to, a goofy little ad North Dakota Democrats ran on Facebook the other day about hunters. I think it was only up on Facebook a few hours, because the wording was a little unclear, and it was generally misunderstood by those who read it, and the party got … Continue reading Here’s What The Democrats Meant To Say. I Think.

ND Rhodes Scholar was an eyewitness to history

Fourth in a series commemorating the Centennial of the end of World War I By Tracy Potter North Dakota’s sixth Rhodes Scholar was David Nelson of Mayville, who went off to Oxford in September 1914. The world the 23-year-old Nelson was entering was changed forever the previous June as Otto Von Bismarck had predicted, “out … Continue reading ND Rhodes Scholar was an eyewitness to history

The War that No One Wanted and Everyone Started: The Origins of World War I

Third in a series commemorating the Centennial of World War I By Albert I. Berger Europe in 1914 had been at peace, more or less, for most of a century. That was remarkable. Europe had been an arena of war since the destruction of the Roman Empire. It had begun exporting its wars around the … Continue reading The War that No One Wanted and Everyone Started: The Origins of World War I

WWI Centennial Remembers The Forgotten War

(Today’s story in our World War I Centennial series is written by Darrell Dorgan, a documentary film producer from Bismarck who is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning journalist and chairs the North Dakota World War I Centennial Commission.) By Darrell Dorgan When I was a youngster growing up in Regent, North Dakota, there was an elderly … Continue reading WWI Centennial Remembers The Forgotten War