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101 1st St NE
Box 12
Bowman, ND 58623-0012

Now and Then: A look back at Bowman's Main Street

July 24, 2015

To commemorate a small bit of ’s past for the visiting alumni and local buffs, we’ve compiled photographs from around the city, notably of , from various time periods. We’ve mashed those up with our own photos of what that exact spot (or almost exact spot) looks like today. (Modern day photos by Bryce Martin | Pioneer)

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Business in Bowman, circa 1957

The following businesses were listed as in operation as of 1957:

� Abstract Office

� Amundson & Amundson

� Anderson Trailer Service

� Babyland

� Bell Telephone Company

� Bennett Drug Store

� Bill & Elmer Crawford, Cement Contractors

� Bowman Auto Glass

� Bowman Cleaners

� Bowman Co-op Credit Union

� Bowman County Pioneer

� Bowman Creamery

� Bowman Furniture Store

� Bowman Implement Company

� Bowman Lumber Company

� Bowman Sales & Service

� Bowman Wheel Alignment

â�  Byrne’s Law Office

� Carl Halm Electric

� Carstens Zempel Company

� Carter Service Station (Art & Ed Hochhalter)

� Carter Transport

� Chicago, St. Paul & Minn. Depot

� Clara Lincoln Hotel

� Clarence & Art Hinkley, Contractors

� Davis & Steig Agency

� Dr. B. Theigs, Dentist

� Dr. L. E. Beylund

� East-side Barber Shop

â�  Eddie’s Repair Shop

� Emery Peters Trucking

� Farmers Union Co-op Store

� Farmers Union Elevator

� Farmers Union Oil Company

â�  Ferguson’s Frozen Foods

� Gamble Stores, Inc

� H. & H. Drilling Company

â�  Hank’s Motel

â�  Harris’ Drilling

� Harry & Donald Nordgren, Dray

â�  Herb’s Recreation

� Hide & Fur Company

� Hilton Chevrolet Body Shop

� Hilton Chevrolet Company

� Home Base Auction Company

� J.C. Penney Company

� James Store

� Jens Jenson Brick Layer

� Joe Stinchfield Ditch Digging

â�  Joe’s Lunch

� Leitgeb & Johnson Buick Garage

� Lorenz Garage

â�  Lou’s Standard Station

â�  Lucky Star Café

â�  Mandal’s Service Station

â�  Mann’s Automotive Supply

� McKennett Elevator

â�  Melaney’s Wool House

â�  Meyer’s Optometrist

� Mihulka Jewelry

â�  Mike’s Radiator Shop

� Mobil Bulk

� Montana Dakota Utilities

� National Aluminite Corporation

� Ohm Funeral Home

� Osborne McMillan Elevation Co.

â�  Pete’s Implement Exchange

â�  Pond’s Implement

� Pool Hall

� R.T.A. Office

� Red Owl Store

� Rippe Oil Company

â�  Rudy’s Bar

� Sheets Implement

� Silver Dollar Bar

� Snyders

â�  Sorenson’s Blacksmith

� Standard Bulk

� Standard Service Station (Pete Storlie)

� Standard Station on U.S. No. 12

� Stark Radio Shop

� Stebbins Bros. Trucking Line

â�  Stegner’s Implement