An exploration of the 1897 Red River Valley League with teams from Fargo, Grand Forks, Moorhead, and Wahpeton-Breckenridge. The league featured future major league players, local heroes, reckless characters, economic unrest, and spirited rivalries.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Fargo Ballpark! - Picture Series Part IV
Recently, I finally tracked down the precise location of the ballpark used by the 1897 Fargo Divorcees. The park was south of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad passenger station, meaning it was located between 1st and 2nd Avenue North, between 11th and 12th street. The park was dismantled in 1901 and relocated to where Sanford Hospital is today, on north Broadway. Here's a picture of what the location of the 1897 park looks like today: