- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - The early days of Devils Lake are being celebrated in an exhibition at the Lake Region Heritage Center.

WDAZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1mpRHZ0 ) reports that the recently unveiled “Memories of Boomtown” showcases life in the area between 1890 and 1920.

Lisa Zimmerman is the museum’s director and curator. She says visitors will be able to learn about how the area has changed because the exhibition highlights the region’s story during that period and not just artifacts.

The exhibition features the federal courtroom, a barbershop and a dentist’s office, among other displays.

Zimmerman says the area’s population grew from a few hundred to several thousand during those 30 years. She says the increase in population led to a business boom and the opening of additional recreational activities.

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Information from: WDAZ-TV, http://wdaz.com

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