March 18, 2013

Snow on Stone

Posted in Bottineau, History, Photos, Pictures, Updates tagged , , at 10:04 pm by stonebankblog

It has been a snowy and cold… no, make that a COLD week in Bottineau.

As luck would have it, the Stone Bank looks good in white.  Check out photos from this weekend and then compare them to the photo from 1903. On  Main Street 110 years ago there were no cell phones, no motorized snowplows, no Internet. but they sure had a heck of a lot of snow (and a very charming stone bank).

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For snow lovers it has been a great winter.
But over at the Stone Bank Project
we are yearning for some nice weather,
so we can get back to work on the building. 
Have you dedicated your stone yet? Check it out on the website.

March 14, 2013

It Will Take Dedication(s)

Posted in Bottineau, Dismantling the back, History, Promotions/Contests, Updates tagged , at 9:31 pm by stonebankblog


We are rolling out our “Dedicate a Stone” campaign this weekend in Bottineau at the Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. It won’t feel like spring — because winter seems to want to hang around — but we hope to see you there.

Dedicating a stone to a loved one, your book club or business is a great way to put some oomph in our restoration project. As you probably know, our goal in 2013 is to put a new foundation under th back of the building and then put it back together again.

Once completed, we plan to have a “Wall of Honor” inside the restored building carrying the names of those whose generosity and dedications helped get this done.

We will also send you a lovely dedication certificate. See it posted on our website.

Stop by our table on Saturday, March 16, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. We would love to answer your questions about the project and have you dedicate a stone.

See you there — and thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog!