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Page 6 November 22nd, 2012 00orts, Valley News & Views 1878 Late April--The Marquette was built at Moorhead by John S. Irish for Peter McArthur of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Its length was 130 feet and its width was twenty-eight feet. It was a sternwheeler with two decks and twelve staterooms and was powered by "two horizontal non-condensing engines made by Coming and Dupree at St. Paul." After its construction the Marquette was launched at Moorhead, pulled upstream, and completed at Fargo. [One source says it was 1879.] May--The Adelaide was built byW. Godrey at Grand Forks at a cost of $5500 for Robert Tait, who named the ninety-foot long, thirty- foot wide craft for his daughter. It had a 25 horsepower engine, a single-deck, a square stern, and was a sidewheeler. It was used as a ferry from June 1878 at Red River ]Canada?] and for moonlight excursions and dancing. Its cable attachments were considered a hazard to other river boats. It sank in the Red River in September 1882. June--The first circus to visit Manitoba went down the Red River on the J.L. Grandin. June 20 the Cheyenne was sold by the Red River Transportation Company to the Winnipeg and Western Transportation Co. for $13,000. It was subsequently sold to Edward Janvier and G. Barridger on April 24, 1882, and then resold to Douglas MacArthur on March 25, 1884. It carried both freight and passengers and had helped transport 900 Mennonites in 1874. Its runs included the Red River between Winnipeg and Lower Fort Garry 1874; in the late 1870s, between Winnipeg and Emerson; in 1878, between West Lynne and Winnipeg; in 1881, between Winnipeg and St. Vincent. It was stranded and sank near Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, on lune 2, 1885 [one source says 1884]. Summer--Five steamers per week passed Drayton. July-August--Lord Dufferin made his first A Chronicle of Red River Steamboating Part 14 By K. C. Gardner, Jr. trip to western Canada as the governor- general. He rode the Manitoba, probably from Fisher's Landing, MN, into Canada, where he was greeted by the Minnesota, appropriately decorated and with a sign reading "Welcome Lord Dufferin" and which gave a cannon salute. The two steamers were lashed together, and a welcoming party was given with organ music from the Manitoba after the national anthem was played. Lady Dufferin, traveling with the party, wrote in her diary that as a steamboat approached theirs "It looked beautiful in the dark with two great bull's-eyes, green and red lamps and other lights on deck, creeping toward us; we stopped, and backed into the shore, that it might pass us. It came close and fired off a cannon, and we saw on the deck a large transparency with the words, 'Welcome, Lord Dufferin' on it, and two girls dressed in white with flags in their hands; then a voice sang, 'Canada, Sweet Canada,' and many more voices joined the chorus." September- -The Minnesota and the Manitoba raced each other at night, with lights blazing and sparks dancing in the black sky. When the boats were side-by-side, the pilots yelled jokes across the narrow span of water, and the crews yelled insults. The Minnesota won. Late September or early October--Lord Dufferin left Winnipeg by steamboat [name unknown] and disembarked at Fisher's Landing. November 23--The Cheyenne arrived in Winnipeg after crashing through ice jams on the Red, one a mile long. December 3--The last spike on the Pembina branch of the Canadian Pacific Railroad connected St. Boniface and the international boundary. Many of the rails were hauled by steamboat. Monthly Specials For November Fighting Sioux Sweatshirts Only $25.99 ** Come In And Check Out Our Full Line Of *'* UND Fighting Sioux Sports Apparel! Monster Energy Drinks 3-16oz Cans Only $5.00 St. Thomas Public School Lunch Menu Through Friday November 30th Chicken Nuggets Wednesday November 28th French Toast Sticks Salisbury Steak Thursday November 29th Tornadoes Spaghetti Friday November 30th Rolls Pepperoni Pizza Thursday November 22nd No School Thanksgiving Friday November 23rd No School Thanksgiving Monday November 26th Cereal Ham and Cheese Hoagies Tuesday November 27th Cheese Omelets Jack Links Jerky 3.25 oz Bags - $3.99 PLAY the North Dakota Lottery HERE! All breakfasts served with cereal, toast, hard boiled eggs, fruit, Milk and juice All lunches served with tossed salad, assorted vegetables, choice of fruit and milk. Weekly Sudoku Solution On Page 8 sla = SAVEI & Ask A SAMIF OM : PLUS 30 Preudem Meae ClumeAIs -ose-oos-uJ4 ,,a  1 2 5 4 3 843 2 1 1 974 975 2 3 9 861 26 8 4 7 Fill In the blank squares In gha 9r, makg sure thai #very row, column and 3-by.3 box includes all digits 1 fhrouoh 9, Little Jimmy $ez Welcome back to the Latken and Taylor Column! This week is Thanksgiving! That is definitely something to get excited about! We get Thursday and Friday off of school, which will be nice. Everyone has at least something to be thankful for, so this Thanksgiving when you're hungry and you just want to dig in and eat; make sure you remember to thank God for everything he has blessed you with. Along with Thanksgiving news, there was a Thanksgiving Food Drive last week! Kenneth Gardner ran it. On Thursday, November 15, our Drayton choir group went to Cavalier, for honor choir. You might remember us telling you about this last week too; but now we have more details on the topics for you. Anyhow, we left at 10:00 am and practiced songs such as Riversong, Flying Free, Let the River Run, The Storm is Passing Over, Bring Him Home, and a favorite: God Gave Me You, until about 5:00pm (with some water breaks and a lunch break.) Then everyone changed into dress clothes and we held a concert for the public at 6:00 pm. It sounded great, and was a lot of fun! It really sounded different than the eight gifts in the Drayton Choir, especially since there was at least 30 people in the choir. The Junior High Boys' basketball's first practice is November 19th, with their first game a home game in Drayton, against Munich- Starkweather on Dec. 4. Elementary boys' basketball is almost over. There are only two games (which are home games) left before the end of the season! One game is on November 20th against Minto and the other the 27th against Langdon. On Tuesday the boys beat Grafton, on Thursday they lost to Midway, and on Saturday they beat both Langdon and Minto at a jamboree! So ends anther weekly writing of the Laiken and Taylor Column. But, before we go, I bet you knew this, but Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird instead of the bald eagle! That's your weekly dose of history from us, Laiken and Taylor. 0le, The Blood Donor Courtesy of Jim "Sluggo" Ebertowski AnArab Sheikwas admitted to Abbott-Northwestern Hospital for heart surgery, but prior to the surgery, the doctors needed to find a supply of his rare blood type in case the need arose. Unfortunately, it couldn't be found locally, so the call went out to all the states. Finally a Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Norwegian was located who had the right blood type. The Norwegian, whose name was Ole, willingly donated his blood for the Arab. After the surgery, the Arab sent Ole, as appreciation for giving his blood, a new BMW, a pile of diamonds and several Drayton Public School Lunch Menu Through Friday November 30th Wednesday November 28th Cereal, Yogurt, Juice or Fruit, and Milk Chicken Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Fruit, and Milk Thursday November 29th Caramel Rolls, Sausage, Fruit, and Milk Deluxe Nacho Plate, Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Fruit, and Milk Friday November 30th Cereal, Yogurt, Juice or Fruit, and Mill Pizza Subs, Chips, Veggies, Fruit, and Milk Thursday November 22nd No School Thanksgiving Friday November 23rd No School - Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Monday November 26th Cereal, Yogurt, Juice or Fruit, and Milk BBQ On Bun, Potato Variety, Veggies, Fruit, and Milk Tuesday November 27th Egg Bake, Fruit, and Milk Beef Stroganoff / Noodles, Buns, Veggies, Fruit, and Milk million U.S. dollars. Many days later, the sheik had to go through some corrective surgery. His doctor telephoned Ole who was more than happy to donate his blood again. But, after the second surgery, the Arab only sent Ole a thank- you card and five pounds of Lutefisk. Ole was shocked that the Arab did not again reciprocate again with something on the order of a new car, diamonds, or Hwy 17 W. or 110 W. 5th St., Grafton Phone 701-352-3600 or 800-279-3083 Open 8:00 - 5:30 Mon - Fd. & 8.'00 - Noon Sod. www, money, which he had been given before. He phoned the Arab and said, "I taught dat you vould be yenerous again, and dat you vould give me anudder BMdubleUU an diamonds and money, or someting like dat. But you only gave me a tank-you card and some Lutefisk!" "Ya, I know dat," the Arab replied, "but now dat I have Norvegian blood in my veins I gotta rink tvice before I spend my money.' Agri-Valley Cenex C-Store Fruit and Veggie Bar Served Daily / Soup Line 7th - 12111 Served Daily If You Can't Find What You re Looking For... 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