Streeter, North Dakota

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Streeter is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 172 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1905, Streeter celebrated its centennial in July 2005 with a weekend festival.[3]

The city is at one end of what is considered the straightest road in America, with the other end being Hickson, North Dakota. The road consists of Highway 30 in the west to Highway 46 in the east.[4]

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History

The post office at present-day Streeter was established as Bloomenfield on February 28, 1893, and the town of was founded and named Streeter over 12 years later in the spring of 1905 when the homestead owned by Alex Anderson was plotted and sold to the public. The first streets in the city were named after his two daughters, Frances and Florence. Streeter was named in honor of Colonel Darwin Reed Streeter, a pioneer editor and legislator from Emmons County, who was very well known throughout the state.

The town experienced a severe fire on January 12, 1911, which destroyed the city's bank, two general stores, and a drug store.

Streeter became a city in 1950, and its first mayor was Oscar Seher. The city reached a peak population of 602 that year; which has since fallen considerably. In 1955, the community's business infrastructure consisted of five churches, three general stores, a drug store, bank, locker plant, two hardware stores, two cream stations, two electric stores, three service stations, two implement dealers, three bulk stations, two cafes, one hotel, one movie theater, recreation hall, two blacksmith shops, a plumbing supply shop, barber shop, four elevators, a lumber yard, a poultry egg and feed store, and two taverns.[5]

The Streeter Centennial was held over the weekend of July 1–3 in 2005. The festivities included class reunions, a parade, flea markets, and antique galleries.[6] It concluded with a golf tournament, and a church service. An estimated 4,000 people attended the three day event, including 700 Streeter alumni.

Geography

Streeter is located at 46°39′28″N 99°21′28″W / 46.65778°N 99.35778°W / 46.65778; -99.35778 (46.657646, -99.357841)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 km² (0.3 sq mi), all land.

Demographics

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