Near Binford in Griggs County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Watne — Tvedte (Tweed)
In 1887, Tollef and Dorothea Tvedte (Erick Wayne’s sister) and 4 sons William, Louis, Alfred and Carl came from Minnesota. They lived with the Watnes in this dugout while building their first home north east of here in the pasture.
In later years, William G. Tweed, Tollef’s son had a blacksmith shop in this dugout while the railroad was being built in 1899.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 47° 33.238′ N, 98° 16.665′ W. Marker is near Binford, North Dakota, in Griggs County. Marker is on North Dakota Route 65 near 106th Ave Northeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Binford ND 58416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within U.S. Army Wagoneers (here, next to this marker); Lake Jessie Historic Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Atchison Historic Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oscar-Zero: Command, Control and Support (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.