Saturday, May 17, 2014
I try to learn something new everyday
I am currently reading Chuck Klosterman's novel Downtown Owl: A Novel which takes place in North Dakota in fall 1983. Part of the historical background are the events leading to the 13 February 1983 shoot out in Medina between Federal Marshals and Gordan Kahl. I was not yet a teenager at the time of these events so I don't remember any news about them. Also I don't remember reading about them later. Most of my reading on North Dakota has been related to the fact that the state was a major destination for Black Sea Germans leaving the Russian Empire.