National Geographic : 1951 Sep
+Geese Darken the Sky over aCornfield Near Oakes On agreat central flyway, North Dakota entertains myriad game birds fall and spring (page 289). Little ofthe corn grown inthe State ispicked; itis"hogged down" inthe field. After this flock ofabout 40,000 Canadian honkers and snow geese had winged away, not akernel remained on the ears overlooked bythestock which had fed here. -<Fargo's Broadway: Throbbing Heart of aFarm Empire Though the North Dakota metropolis has less than 40.000 population, itdoes business comparable tothat of many cities 10times itssize. Two transcontinental rail roads, the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific, pass through here. The latter, which came in1872, was first toreach the State. Through efforts ofits builders the earliest immigration ofsettlers was brought about, and the famous "bonanza farms" were established (page 305).