New Rockford was founded in 1883 at the time of the arrival of the Great Northern Railway into the area.
In 1915, residents mounted a challenge to have the state capital relocated from Bismarck, North Dakota to New Rockford. This was not passed and defeated, leaving Bismarck the state capital of North Dakota.
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