Other Views: It’s about more than old house
Critics of the North Dakota Historical Society’s decision to purchase the Lawrence Welk homestead near Strasburg in Emmons County miss the point. It’s not merely about preserving a few run-down buildings. It’s about honoring a time and people in North Dakota history who are foundational to the state’s heritage. It’s about investing a relatively small amount of money to showcase a way of life that evolved from simple Old World values into today’s thriving farm and ranch communities.
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