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Highway 21 Treasure Hunt

 

June 20-21, 2014

Highway 21 Treasure Hunt

The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt will be held Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, this year.

The annual event is held each June, as communities along Highway 21 hold citywide rummage sales.

Participating communities include Flasher, Carson, Elgin, New Leipzig, Mott, Regent and New England. The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m MT both days.

Now is a good time to start planning your sale and gathering items, according to coordinator Luann Dart.

“Finding a location to hold your sale and marking your items now will relieve the stress of doing those preparations this summer,” Dart said.

The event draws hundreds of visitors into the area each summer and has received national attention.

“The area is already receiving telephone calls from folks planning vacation time so they can attend this year’s event,” Dart said.

“We hope to have some great rummage sales to continue to attract visitors,” Dart said.

The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt is a North Dakota Legendary Event.

For more information, please contact Dart at 584-2172.

 


 

 

"COME HOME TO LEITH"

The City of Leith will celebrate its 105th birthday the weekend of July 19th and 20th this year. Friends, family and alumni are invited to come home to Leith for the weekend celebration.

Come home and support your hometown. Leith needs your support.

We are looking for food, crafts, possibly a rummage sale, parade entries, displays of quilts, aprons, tablecloths, old clothes, old photos, unique old tools and anything memorable recognizing the City of Leith.

For more information call Peggy Arndt at 701-597-3705 or Judy Roth at 701-584-2036.

Those who have photographs that have been digitized may email them to the Web Developer for inclusion in the website. Make sure you include a description.

 

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"The Small Friendly German Town On The Dakota Prairie"

 

The name Leipzig dates back to early 1015 in Germany. The Slavic word means “a settlement by the lime trees.” In 1813, the Emperor of Austria wanted to establish German colonies in Bessarabia.

Many immigrants from Eastern Europe moved onward & settled in the colonies that were established. Fifteen families of Leipzigers came by trains to the colony of Leipzig, settling there in 1843.

 

In the latter 1800's many colonists saw better opportunities in America. The Leipzigers from Leipzig, Bessarabia came to America & started a settlement named Leipzig, in Grant County, in 1896.

The one problem for the settlers was that they were too far from the railroads. So in 1910, when the Northern Pacific Railroad was constructed 11 miles southwest of Leipzig, the German-Russians moved down to the railroad & established there the settlement that was to become New Leipzig.

 

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