Postcards of the Past

Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Fargo is a city in, and the county seat of, Cass County, North Dakota, United States. Historically part of Sioux territory, Fargo was an early stopping point for steamboats traversing the Red River during the 1870s and 1880s. The city was originally named Centralia, but was later renamed Fargo after Northern Pacific Railway director and Wells Fargo Express Company founder William Fargo. The city lies on the western bank of the Red River in a flat geographic region known as the Red River Valley.