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Photo Courtesy of the Dickinson Museum Center People walk by the first building in Dickinson built specifically for use as an auto garage, shown in these photos, may be leveled this year.

An old building’s fate: First motor garage in Dickinson may come down


A circa-1907 building in Dickinson may be coming down this year, along with more than 100 years of history.

Dr. Victor H. Stickney came to Dickinson in 1883 after graduating from Dartmouth College — and for a time was reportedly the only doctor for 150 miles, riding his horse through blizzards and other adventures to calls. Historians say he even treated Theodore Roosevelt.

The man also built the white, brick building that stands on 200 First Ave. W.

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Hi. I'm the assistant editor of The Dickinson Press and I'll be your tour guide. I grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, or 10 miles southwest of South Heart. I was right in the middle. Anyways, my family raises registered Hereford cattle on the ranch, where I learned a lot of valuable lessons. I went to school at Belfield Public School, graduating in the last class as the Belfield Bantams. I then double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown College. After three years of working for the now University of Jamestown's newspaper, The Collegian, I joined the staff at The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson City government and energy reporter. I moved on to the Hazen Star and Center Republican as an editor before being pulled back to Dickinson. And here I am. As someone that grew up and lived in North Dakota for 25 years, I never thought that our corner of the state would ever change. But time has a way of proving me wrong. In the midst of one of the largest oil booms that state has seen I get to watch it all and tell everyone about it. I can't wait to see what happens next.
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