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Courtesy Photo Horses trot down Central Avenue in Killdeer as part of a parade in this vintage and undated photo of a past celebration. Killdeer is hosting its centennial July 3-6 with a rodeo, parade and concerts, among other events.

Summer of centennials along Highway 200: 6 local communities once tied together by Northern Pacific Railway to celebrate 100th anniversaries this summer


Six communities along Highway 200 are preparing to host Centennial Celebrations this summer. The events are on separate weekends, but they share a common bond — the Northern Pacific Railway Co.

As the railroad laid track from Mandan to Killdeer in 1914, communities sprung up along the way.

Sometimes, the surveyors picked a route a mile or so away from a pre-existing settlement, so the town simply picked up and moved closer to the tracks.

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