Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota with a population of about 96,000 people. It is the Cass County Seat in southeastern North Dakota.
Fargo was founded in 1871. It was an early stopping point for steamboats on the Red River in the 1870′s and 1880′s. The city was originally named “Centralia” but renamed “Fargo” in order of the Northern Pacific Railway director and Wells Fargo Express Company founder, William Fargo.
Interestingly, in the 1880′s Fargo became known as the “divorce capital” of the Midwest because of its lenient divorce laws.
The proprietor of a grocery store started the whole city on fire on June 7, 1893 when she dumped ashes outside on a windy day (whoops.). The fire destroyed 31 blocks of downtown Fargo. In 1957, the city was hit by an F5 tornado. After both events, Fargo rebuilt.
Buena Vista Trailer Park Ghosts and Paranormal Events:
The Buena Vista Trailer Park in Fargo, North Dakota is said to be haunted by the ghosts of two young people who were killed while walking along Santa Cruz Drive late at night. Residents claim to hear disembodied voices and screaming sometimes when they are outside at night.
Wikipedia (2011). Fargo, North Dakota. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargo,_North_Dakota
The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index: North Dakota. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/…/northdakota.htm