Friday, October 14, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 14

October 14, 1916 – Today Nymore ceased and is now a part of the city of Bemidji.

Mayor Charles W. Vandersluis signed the ordinance providing for the annexation of the village and the new ordinance is published in the Pioneer today.

At the meeting of the city council next Monday an ordinance will be presented, providing for the wards and councilmen for Nymore. It is believed that Nymore will be included in one ward known as the Fifth Ward.

Police and fire protection will be given the Nymore district the same as any other district, beginning today. A police officer will be names soon to patrol that district.

The village of Nymore was organized in about 1903 by a Mr. Nye and Mr. Moore, who formed the townsite company. They gave the village the name of Nye-moore or Nymore.

During the past few years the residents noted the advantages of being annexed to Bemidji and action was taken early this spring for the annexation. Debts were taken up and bonds were issued. The village government ceased to exist Sept. 30 of this year.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Nymore is Now Part of Bemidji; Mayor Signs New Annexation Bill. Wards to Be Assigned and Ordinance Presented at Next Council Meeting. Village Organized in 1903 by Moore and Nye. Police and Fire Protection Already Begun in new District; Will Be Fifth Ward.”; October 14, 1916; p. 1.

Signs of Nymore are still available in Bemidji.


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