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Published July 07, 2012, 03:19 PM

ND's Dahlen, Whitman Celebrate 100th Anniversaries

DAHLEN, N.D. (AP) — Two towns in North Dakota's Nelson County are celebrating their 100th anniversaries.

By: Associated Press,

DAHLEN, N.D. (AP) — Two towns in North Dakota's Nelson County are celebrating their 100th anniversaries.

The Forum reports that in the town of Dahlen, Arlan and Jan Dahlen and their neighbors will host as many as 500 guests on Saturday. The community currently has just 18 residents.

While Dahlen Township was organized in 1884, the village of Dahlen was not established until 1912, when the Soo Line Railroad extended a line from nearby Fordville. The population grew until 1920, when it peaked at about 200.

On Friday, more than 300 people showed up in Whitman to celebrate the town's centennial. Its current population is two, but a late morning parade sported 100 entries of old tractors and floats.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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