[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 93 (Monday, June 21, 2010)]
[Senate]
[Pages S5199-S5200]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                         WILDROSE, NORTH DAKOTA

 Mr. CONRAD. Mr. President, today, I am pleased to recognize a 
community in North Dakota that is celebrating its 100th anniversary. 
From July 2-4, the residents of Wildrose, ND, will gather to celebrate 
their community's founding.
  Wildrose, ND, is a Great Northern Railroad town site founded in 1910 
in Hazel Township of Williams County. The post office for Wildrose was 
established on July 13, 1910. The site for the town was platted in 1910 
and became an incorporated village in 1913. Until 1916, Wildrose was 
the terminus of the railroad line and billed itself as the largest 
primary grain market in the United States. Wildrose reached its peak 
population of 518 in 1930.
  Grace Lutheran Church, located in Wildrose, will also celebrate its 
100th anniversary on July 4. Wildrose Lutheran Church was founded in 
1910.

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Shortly after the 50th anniversary, Stordahl, Grong, Bethel, and 
Wildrose Lutheran Churches merged into one church, and in January of 
1962 the name Grace Lutheran Church was adopted.
  In honor of the city's 100th anniversary, community leaders have 
organized a parade, a beard contest, a street dance, and many other fun 
and exciting events.
  I ask that my colleagues in the U.S. Senate join me in congratulating 
Wildrose, ND, and its residents on their first 100 years and in wishing 
them well in the future. By honoring Wildrose and all other historic 
small towns of North Dakota, we keep the great pioneering frontier 
spirit alive for future generations. It is places such as Wildrose that 
have helped shape this country into what it is today, which is why this 
fine community is deserving of our recognition.
  Wildrose has a proud past and a bright future.

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