History

Buildings

What’s in a Photo?

Whenever I come across a historic photo of Aberdeen, I scan it at a very high resolution so that I… Read more »


Ours to Use and Enjoy

When the U.S. Post Office and Court House opened in 1937, a flyer was circulated that said the building was… Read more »


Scotty’s Diner to Reopen in 2023

Toby Doeden has announced plans to not only reopen Scotty’s, but to reopen as the new and improved Scotty’s Diner.… Read more »


Aberdeen’s Palace on the Prairie

Twelve years have quickly flown by since my book, Palaces on the Prairie, was published by the North Dakota Institute… Read more »

People

Climbing Up the Family Tree

A few years ago, the popularity of at-home DNA testing kits sparked an interest in family trees and genealogy. However,… Read more »


Fantastic Voyage: The 1990s Aberdeen Pheasants, Part II

In early 1990s Aberdeen, obstetrician/gynecologist Scott Berry and attorney Jeff Sveen met with several other locals regularly for their baseball… Read more »


A Post with a Passion for Supporting Veterans

For more than 100 years, the American Legion Post 24 has been devoted to its mission of service to veterans,… Read more »


Revisiting Frank Ashford

Back in 2017, the Alexander Mitchell Public Library was moved into the brand new K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library. I… Read more »

Businesses

Designing on Main Street

The business that would one day become Interior Design Concepts (IDC) started in 1973 when Dave Arlt and a partner… Read more »


Three Generations…and Counting?

One of the oldest family businesses in Aberdeen might not be around today if the second and third generation owners… Read more »


Manufacturing Opportunities

“I never imagined that I would work at DemKota,” recalled Marketing and Customer Service Manager Richelle Braun.  “Then, I went… Read more »


The Heart of Palm Garden

Situated on the corner of Third Street and Sixth Avenue South West is the Palm Garden Cafe and Chocolate Shoppe.… Read more »

Early History

Taken for Granite

The Sioux Quartzite Outcrop Trail Quartzite is one of the region’s most unique features, but Jim Kersten only started to… Read more »


Beautiful: The Country School Experience in Brown County

One hundred ten years ago, superintendent M.M. Guhin launched the first commencement exercises for eighth-grade graduates of Brown County rural… Read more »


Happy Birthday Aberdeen! Established 1881? 1880? 1882? 1883?

Most people haven’t noticed that 2021 is Aberdeen’s 140th birthyear. Previously we have celebrated the Golden Jubilee (1931, 50 years),… Read more »


Between Pandemics

By now, most of you have heard the incredible story of how the Presentation Sisters conceived a strategy to move… Read more »

History