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The Hope Pioneer Archive

  • Hope, North Dakota
  • 18831963

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The history of the Hope (North Dakota) Pioneer is nearly as complicated as the history of its hometown. The weekly, described as the only paper in Steele County upon the county's organization in 1883, actually began publication in Minneapolis in 1881 as a promotional tool for the Red River Valley Land Company. When Hope was founded in Dakota Territory in 1882, the paper relocated there in April. Hope had the unusual privilege of being the seat of two counties, Griggs and Steele, before losing the prize to Sherbrooke. In 1918, the Pioneer promoted a campaign to reclaim the county seat for Hope, but both towns lost to Finley. Regardless of Hope's official status, the Pioneer remained the official journal of Steele County. An ambitious seven-column publication reaching an initial circulation of only 450, no news item was too insignificant for the front page. Articles about prominent citizens afflicted with boils, frostbite, or horse bites were early features, but wheat prices were always given priority.

Archive Info

  • 25,618
  • Hope, North Dakota
  • 18831963

Source Information

The Hope Pioneer, 1883–1963 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 27, 2019

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Card of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The Hope Pioneer
Hope, North Dakota
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Obituary of Mrs. O A. Amundson

Obituary of Mrs. O A. Amundson

The Hope Pioneer
Hope, North Dakota
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Obituary of Margaret L Algeo

Obituary of Margaret L Algeo

The Hope Pioneer
Hope, North Dakota
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Funeral of Mr. Frank Algeo

Funeral of Mr. Frank Algeo

The Hope Pioneer
Hope, North Dakota
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F.J. Algeo Died

F.J. Algeo Died

The Hope Pioneer
Hope, North Dakota
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Obituary of Clarance Aldrich

Obituary of Clarance Aldrich

The Hope Pioneer
Hope, North Dakota
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Archive Info

  • 25,618
  • Hope, North Dakota
  • 18831963

Source Information

The Hope Pioneer, 1883–1963 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 27, 2019