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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On this day: The Afsluitdijk Opened

On May 28, 1932, the (unpronounceable for those of us outside the Netherlands) Afsluitdijk opened. This 32km (20mile) dike is…

On this day: The Golden Gate Bridge Opened

On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened, with around 200,000 people walking or roller-skating across on the…

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

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