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Bagg Bonanza Farm

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Address: 8025 169th Ave SE, Mooreton, ND 58061-9758
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Little Known History - Interesting

I really like history, but didn't know much about Bonanza farms before this. Bonanza Farms were a 19th century phenomenon where investors bought up thousands of acres and hired... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I really like history, but didn't know much about Bonanza farms before this. Bonanza Farms were a 19th century phenomenon where investors bought up thousands of acres and hired large gangs of workers to farm the land. The Bagg farm was a headquarters for one of these. When you think about farming thousands of acres with horses, you get an... More 

Thank batya410
Princeton NJ
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

In the 1880's my husband's great-great uncle left New York State to take advantage of cheap land being sold by the Northern Pacific Railroad in North Dakota. The farmstead was preserved, beginning in 1991 by a group of local citizens, and is now a National Historic Landmark known as the Bagg Bonanza Farm. My husband drove out to North Dakota... More 

Thank OldLadyVagabond
Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

The history of the Bagg Bonanza Farm is very interesting and until this trip one that I did not know. I wish I had read the information sheet better as it clearly stated the tours begin after Memorial Day. As it was I made the trip down from Fargo for a "self guided" trip. I did enjoy looking around and... More 

Thank nwnative44
North Dakota
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stoppped here one Saturday when we were in MN visiting friends. We were going to take a look around the outside. Just so happened there were people here working around the place. One lady was cleaning in the house and showed us around and she knew all about the history of the place. It was so interesting, she was so... More 

Thank NorthDakotaMexico
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

This a fascinating tour to learn the history of bonanza farming. The tour guide showed us a 20 minutes video on the history and then took us to the individual building and provided the history. I am amazed that three people shared one bed. The men's quarters did not have heat and chamber pots. There were two metal wires from... More 

Thank Jim W
Stillwater, Minnesota
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

The term 'bonanza farm' conjured up images of the old TV show for me but a visit to this wonderfully restored bonanza farm tells the real story and history of these Red River Valley farms. For a small $5.00 admission, take a step back in time with a superb guide, Jean, and discover the amazing people who built and worked... More 

Thank MNDoodles
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stopped by this site just out of luck. We didn't realize just how close to Highway #29 it was. It is a fantastic walk through the past with great volunteer tour guides who fill you in on the wonderful stories that bring everything alive. I highly recommend stopping by and checking this place out. The gate fee is only... More 

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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Bonanza or large farms is not a new concept. They dotted the great plains 70 - 90 years ago. They were developed from the landholdings the Railroads were given to place rail service across the Dakota's. When those companies went bankrupt the investors ended up with large tracks of land. The land had to be farmed to gain some return... More 

3 Thank gl1960
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Reviewed 3 August 2010

I was attracted to the word "Bonanza" initially because of childhood memories of the TV show. When I read about what the farms actually were, I was fascinated with a part of history about which I knew little. We recently visited the Bagg Bonanza Farm and were guided through the buildings by Virginia, a volunteer who has dedicated years to... More 

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