Welcome to Edinburg, ND!

 

Northeast North Dakota is a well-kept secret, especially the little town of Edinburg. It sits on the edge of the fertile farmland of the Red River Valley and the prairies of the west. Edinburg has a population of about 190 people with the drive, dreams and heart of cities 10 times its size. Edinburg could be a "throw-back" to the 50's with its pristine cleanliness, manicured yards and well-kept homes, but it is most definitely planted in the 21st century with citizens who strive to keep Edinburg very much alive!

Edinburg is a great place to live!

 

This Week's news

DURING WWII N. ORDAHL, THE BANKER AT THE TIME, COMPILED, TYPED AND SENT A HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER TO THE LOCAL SERVICEMEN SERVING OUR COUNTRY. HE WANTED THE MEN AND WOMEN TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON BACK HOME. DAVID MONSON GAVE ME COPIES OF THE PAPERS CALLED "THE SERVICEMAN". I WILL SHARE A FEW TIDBITS FROM TIME TO TIME.

Excerpts from the December 1956 Serviceman paper:

TOURING EDINBURG BUSINESSES

There is no change at the Jensen Hardware, where Leonard, Clarence and Adrian Lerud serve the customers. At the Johnson Food Store there is still Ivah, Mrs Morris Odden, and Joe Gestson to rely on for groceries. Cordelia Warner still operates her store all by herself.

At the depot Pete McEwen and Harlan Thorlacius hold forth, keeping track of potato cars and lots of other goods and freight handled at this busy station. Mylo Rustan is a third member of the crew in an apprentice postition, learning the ropes. He is getting acquainted with the mysteries of the Morse Telegraph Code.

At the Post Office, three women, Mrs. Flaten, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Myrdal take care of the mail. They are sometimes assisted by MC Flaten and the two mail carriers, George Berg and Ernest Sveen. I try to get down before 9 o'clock every morning and sometimes get past the post office before MC Flaten gets to his office. Usually he gets there ahead of me and some times is hoisting the flag up on his new flag pole. It is an old street light post made over as a flag pole and painted with silver paint with a green base. But, somebody forgot to oil the pulley, which screams for oil when the flag is hoisted.

The mailbox in front of the post office got a new coat of paint this fall, red and blue with white letters by order of the Post Office Department. They will no doubt have to raise the postage to 4 cents to pay for the paint.

 

"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.

Life is good in Edinburg.

 

flowers

Twenty baskets of flowers are read to be hung on the light poles on Main Street. Not a very pretty picture, but it gives the locals the feeling that yes, maybe spring is here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

legion

It was a cold, rainy morning once again when Post 156 posted the colors last Sunday morning in observance of Memorial Day. The available legionaires who are able to be part of the flag bearers and firing squad is slowly dwindling..

 

 

barbershop-front

A picture of LeRoy's barbershop just before it was ready to be torn down.

.bible school kids

Some of the kids who are attending Bible School at Trinity. Children from the High Plains Ministry are also coming to Edinburg. Some of the churches included are in Fairdale, Adams, Lawton, Doyan and other places. One of the 7 point church pastors drives a busload of kids here each morning.

 

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