North Dakota

Truck Crash

Oh dear, it looks like an articulated lorry has rolled over near Bismark. I hope no-one was hurt. The lorry in question is owned by Jim Palmer Trucking, and was blown over by winds in excess of 180kph. If, for…

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Monday, 19th March 2007

You’ll never take my land!

Boing boing have recently featured stories about people who refuse to sell their homes to developers, no matter what the price. This first house in Bismark was once part of a residential area, but as the nearby St. Alexius Medical…

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Wednesday, 14th March 2007

Follow the Yellow Brick Road…

“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” but we are in the much more magical Fargo, North Dakota where there’s a real-life Yellow Brick Road. Originally laid in the 70s for Trollwood Performing Arts School’s Wizard of OZ performance the real yellow…

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Wednesday, 1st November 2006

Arboreal Typography

If you were going to use trees to graffiti the landscape with the name of your town, city, university or company… what font would you use? Arboreal sign-writers agree that uppercase lettering is a no-brainer, as legibility is obviously impaired…

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Wednesday, 26th October 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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