One of Mitchell’s oldest houses will be demolished after being declared a nuisance by the city. The house at 205 North Duff Street was built sometime in the 1880’s. It was damaged by a fire in 2002. Owners Clarence and Lauretta Larsen have been working to restore it since then. A hearing was held last week in which testimony was taken from several who noted the lack of progress in the renovation over the past decade. The council voted unanimously to demolish the house.
Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.
Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.