Friday, August 1, 2008

Delmar Hagen & Napoleon

To celebrate the Minnesota centennial year in 1958, the late Delmar Hagen, a farmer and neighbor of Orlin Ostby, at Gatzke, Minnesota, decided to travel the historic Pembina Trail with an ox cart, arriving at St. Paul on the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair.
Orlin Ostby, who was 17 at the time, was excited about the idea, he helped
Delmar get ready for the trip by putting shoes on Napoleon, the ox, helped to make the cart, and he took two heifers to area parades for celebration events of Minnesota's 100th Birthday.

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