Bicentennial Story #126-DSC #4

Title

Bicentennial Story #126-DSC #4

Description

Account of the vote in November 7, 1916 to establish a Normal School in Dickinson.

Date

10/23/1975

Contributor

O. T. Belsheim

Rights

This recording cannot be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center. This recording may be freely used for education uses, so long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this recording file is permitted without written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center.

Format

mp3

Medium

audio reel, analog, 1/4 inch polyester tape

Language

English

Identifier

BS-126

Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, ND

Rights Holder

Copyright Stark County Historical Society and Dickinson Museum Center

Transcription

The election of November 7, 1916, was a significant one for the people of western North Dakota, for it was then that the Constitutional Amendment was adopted which authorized the creation of what is now Dickinson State College. There were 60,582 votes cast for the proposal, and 43,334 against. Only 17 of North Dakota's then - 52 counties failed to return favorable majorities, and all of those, with the exception of Mercer, were in the eastern part of the state. As might be expected, the greatest support came from Stark County where the vote ran 2,278 for to only 177 against, and the least support came from the most distant county, Pembina, where the vote was 1,026 for and 1,547 against. It was now up to the 1917 Legislature to fund the new institution, and its work could begin.

This is Bicentennial Story No. 126, prepared by O.T. Belsheim for the Stark County Historical Society.

Original Format

Sound recordings

Duration

1:43

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

Decade

1970 1979

Physical Location

Bicentennial tape #7, Bicentennial stories 108-127

Geolocation

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

Citation

“Bicentennial Story #126-DSC #4,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed June 25, 2024, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/531.