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Thomas Jefferson addressed modern policy at Fargo's Hotel Donaldson

Thomas Jefferson Comes to Downtown Fargo

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Downtown Fargo hosted a certain historic father today... A founding father, that is.

Thomas Jefferson addressed a modern crowd at the Hotel Donaldson during a taped broadcast of Prairie Public's Thomas Jefferson Hour. A historian dressed as the former president, addressed historic and modern-day issues from Jefferson's early American perspective. And the audience posed their own questions.

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North Dakota wasn't part of the country during Jefferson's time... but the historian believes he would be pleased with the region's prosperity.

Clay Jenkinson/ Thomas Jefferson Actor: "There are hardly any agricultural places in the world that are more purely fertile than Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota, so he'd be thrilled. He was a man who believed in family farming."

 The Jefferson Hour is broadcast on 60 different public radio stations throughout the country.

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