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North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University

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.

Ghosts and Hauntings at North Dakota State University:

Ceres Hall-

People claim that the third floor and basement of Ceres Hall are particularly haunted. In these areas, students say that they have strong feelings of uneasiness in both of these locations.

Minard Hall-

The fourth floor at Minard Hall is supposedly where all the paranormal action is. Students report strong feelings of uneasiness on the fourth floor. They report that the location has been used in seances.


Wikipedia (2011). Fargo, North Dakota. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from,_North_Dakota

The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index: North Dakota. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from…/northdakota.htm

North Dakota State University, 1340 Administration Avenue, Fargo, ND North Dakota 58102, USA

North Dakota State University, 1340 Administration Avenue, Fargo, ND North Dakota 58102, USA

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