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Enjoyed happening up on the Rutland, ND blog ! Never knew the town existed, even though I lived on Minot AFB for 5 years! I am a Rutland by birth but my family is from the deep south of Georgia with roots in North Carolina as far back as 1790. We have a Rutland Family Cemetery here where my great-grandparents are buried. It is always interesting to discover the Rutland name used for a town so far away! That’s one excellent mark for your town (in my humble opinion, of course! )
Greetings rutland.com, Was wondering what hours & days the Depot and Museum are open to the public. My father Everett worked in the depot after the war in the late 40′s and early 50′s. We’ll be visiting from southern California this summer and are hoping we’ll be able to see the inside. I must have been about 5 years old last time Dad took me for a tour… Thanks! James E. Hart
James, the Depot Museum is open on special occasions, such as Uffda Day, and other times by appointment. Just let us know when you are in town and we’ll find someone with a key to let you in!
Mr. Hart I kinda remember your dad , but i do remember your gran-dad Jim who I’m quessing you are named after and there was maybe an
uncle as I recall his name was Floyd. They lived in a little house by the tracks on the no.side about 1/4 mile west of the depot. How close am I?
Hi Jimmy… you’ve got a great memory! My Grandpa was James Hart and Grandma was named Minnie. I didn’t have the opertunity to meet him as he passed prior to my arrival. My uncle Floyd, Dad’s brother, was the oldest of Jim’s three kids along with sister Hazel. Floyd was lost at a railroad crossing in the area along with two others on their way home from a high school event in the early forties. Everett, Mom (Margaret) and I did live in the little house by the railroad tracks (I have a picture of it) until 1951 when Dad took a job at the Great Northern depot in Aberdeen. Do you know when the little house by the track was torn down? We looked for it when we were there in 2008, but it was gone… Best Regards, Jim
What a nice website! Although I lived around Forman, I had a lot of wonderful times in Rutland practicing and performing in the band Trigger with Stan Kulzer and Jodi Bell. I live in Atlanta now, but I’m still a midwestern boy!
Nice website! My family drove around the Rutland area last summer after attending a wedding in Hillsborro, ND. We found the cemetery were our great grandparents are buried. We also found our great uncle Arnold’s farm. Our dad Mervin lived with Arnold when he was in the first grade and attended school in the area close to Arnold’s farm. My dad owned some of Tom and Mary Torgerson’s farm after they passed away. We are trying to do some family history on the Torgerson side of the family, but unfortunately are running into a lot of dead ends. We would appreciate any information anyone has on Arnold, Nellie, Tomas and Mary. Tom and Mary’s farm was closer to Havana. We can be reached at Cynthia Torgerson c/o Mervin Torgerson, 33234 County Road 128, Lambert, Montana 59243. Thank you!
Grandpa Ole Jacobson, Grandma Mattie, Mom Myrtle Jacobson. My earliest memories were visiting Grandpa and Grandma when they farmed a place Southeast of Rutland where the closest neighbor to the North were the Brahams ( spelling ??? ) with beautiful views of the foothills to the south. Being a city kid ( Wahpeton ) visiting the farm was daily adventure. Mom and Dad would sometimes dump me for weeks out there with Grandma and Grandpa and the Jacobson Uncle and Aunt circus to fend and fight for myself. That must have been about 1938. I could write a book about my visits to Rutland, and the interesting family and friends I had the honor of knowing but have little time for sharing today. I just found the Rutland web site and took a quick trip down memory lane . So many firsts occurred for me in the Rutland area, first sleep-over, first horse back ride, learned to drive, plowed, cultivated, mowed, raked, shocked, first drink, first love, etc, etc, etc, just a city kid trying to get along. The Uncles thought I was a big bother but Grandpa Jacobson always told the ” let him try, how can he learn anything if you don’t ” so I learned. That was before I left the area fo a 40 year career in the U S Air force, 25 in uniform and 15 as a D A F C. Got to run but I will stay in touch. Jim
Have hunted and fished in the Rutland area about 5 years ago. Had
a good time with friendly people. I am hoping to get to Rutland
again this year to do some pheasant hunting and I am looking for
a hunting cabin or house to rent for about a week in late October.
If any one can give me hand with this please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for any help.
i just moved to north dakota im living in mandan i cant wait to get down and visit the family farm and see the town where my great grandpa John Prindiville built a saloon in a tent back in 1886
Thank you so much for making it possible for us to tour the Rutland Depot & Museum during our recent visit. It was so good to finally see the inside of the depot where dad worked from 1946 to 1950. We found numerous pictures of Dad (Everett I. Hart) starting with his 1941-1942 high school basketball photo to photos of him several years later on the Rutland baseball team. My Mom, Margaret A. (Seefeldt) Hart, was Rutland’s school teacher for a while and we found her in your 1947 and 1948 class photos. My Dad’s brother Floyd (James Floyd Hart) was one of the four that died as described in Emil Kraig’s newspaper article about the tragic encounter with the train May of 1938. The Depot contains so much history of Rutland and those that lived & worked there. What a great place to visit!
Jim & Tracy Hart
Just to let you know about Caring Bridge website.
I believe you will need to register there to be able to log on to view.
I found this website while doing genealogy research. My Norwegian ancestors settled in Sargent county in the 1880′s. Christ Jacobson was my great grandfather, and I was beyond thrilled to find a picture of his and his brother Jacob’s double wedding. Thank you so much for posting it, and a big thank you to whoever shared it with you!
I just happened across your website and am glad to know you’re still kickin’! Doug and I are no longer a pair, but Ruth and Anna (who was born in ND) are lovely young women with great husbands and excellent granchildren for me!! 4 in all…Ava, Clara, Marcello, and Charlotte. You’d love them. I have fond memories of the parsonage from Jan 1974-Jan 1978. Ruth remembers the big blue house with me. Well, I wish you all a Happy New Year in 2012. I have retired close by in WI, so you never know when I may drop by. Sincerely, Sara Heck (formerly Millar)
Janet informed at breakfast this morning that I have been in Rapid City for just over a month now. The time has gone fast, partially because the weather has been mild and palatable. Living on a ranch is rather a different lifestyle than that to which I am accustomed. We have had two visitors, her brother and wife visited once and he stopped twice. The LP gas man stopped once. We have visited sites in the Hills a few times, including Hill City, Crazy Horse Memorial and Hot Springs. We also drive to Rapid City (10 miles) 2-3 times a week. Other visitors have included a few mule deer, including four bucks, a few grouse and a downy woodpecker, who provides quite a bit of entertainment. We also spend time watching the neighboring hillsides, gullies and pastures for wildlife. We have spotted deer often, twice have seen a coyote, and twice have seen a bald eagle.
I have also practiced golf in the front yard a couple of times and twice have played on nearby golf courses.
I see new and interesting things everyday, but I have that nagging feeling that I am missing out on something. I cannot put my finger on it, but something seems to be missing — or if not missing, at least diminishing.
Aha. Perhaps that’s it. Something is diminishing. I think it might be my thinking. I am losing brain power. Fading mental capacity.
Degradation and dilapidation.
And it’s all because I have not been able to absorb wisdom on a daily basis from the combined cranial acrobatics emanating from the Assembled Wise Men of the Rutland Round Table.
Send some my way.
I want to let you all know that Tom Schuveiller died on 25 June,2012 and funeral was in Buffalo, MN July 7. They never forgot their Rutland connection, and I have kept track of the family since I came to Minneapolis. Tom was 98 active yars and Iknow he had been to Rutland not long ago. He will be missed and was a part of Rutland’s History!
Greetings from Alaska! When I lived in Rutland, I was Ruth Underdahl. I am trying to make a connection with some fellow graduates from Sargent Central Class of 85, Michael Marquette and Mike Lock to see if we can organize a 30 year reunion in 2015. Does Silver Lake have some nice camping spots such as electrical hook-ups? I fondly remember some wonderful dinners and dances at City Hall. This would probably be great location for a Saturday night reunion dance. It is never too early to start planning. Please pass my email on to them if they are still in the area.
Greetings from AZ! My father Chris Schuler (deceased)and my sisters and I lived about 7 years on the east side of Lake Tewaukon. 1963-1970. When my mother Patricia pass away 1964, many good people from the Rutland/Cayuga area help us out. My father worked for the refuge at Tewaukon until 1985 when he retired. We continued to trap/hunt in the area and stop at the Rutland Cafe for lunch. My sisters and I went to school in Cayuga and Rutland for a couple of years. I have very fond memories of Rutland and it’s good people.
I am trying to find out information on the Rutland Sportsmans Club? I moved back to North Dakota about a year ago and have been looking for a place to go shooting from time to time. Silver lake is where I was told to go but the sign out there says members only. How does someone go about becoming a member in order to use the shooting range?
The last contact we have is Clint McLaughlin in Forman. The Club’s mailing address is PO Box 163, Forman, ND 58032.
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