Fargo is a showcase of North Dakota's music scene.
The city brought up the future star of the world music scene Bobby Vee who nurtured in Fargo the first sounds of Elvis Presley and spent his first $30 on the used guitar to devote his life to music. The leader of the informal band The Shadows, Bobby Vee kept the top of the charts hot for more than 40 years with 14 top 40 hits and 38 songs in the Billboard Top 100 charts.
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Fargo continues to promote its image of a fruitful ground for young talent, but generally this the spirit of all of North Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt, former American president was convinced of this and said "had it not been for the years spent in North Dakota and what I learned there, I would not have been president". Add to this the Fargo-native Jonny Lang, modern blues singer and Shannon Curfman, blue-rock guitarist and you will see the reasons to get involved with this city.
Fargo is a draw for tourists for its interesting museums, challenging golf opportunities and upscale shopping. Shoppers will adore the West Acres Shopping Center with 120 shops and exquisite restaurants nearby, while skilled golfers may show master-class on five public golf courses in the city.
FargoDome is always a hive of activity with Broadway shows and music concerts
Fargo Air Museum with more than 400,000 artifacts from the 1800s and early 1900s on display
Bonanzaville, a 15-acre historic village with old architecture and more than 40 buildings
Celebrity Walk of Fame, stars from music, the arts, politics, and sports arenas have left more than 100 marks
Fargo Thunder Road features go-kart racing, batting cages, and golf courses
In 1871 the city was named after William G Fargo, a co-founder of the Wells Fargo Express Company due to the vital role railroad played for the city. Since then Fargo grew rapidly with intense trade and farmland in the Red River Valley. By 1992 it was home to more than 800,000 residents, but a century earlier the city was burned to the ground by a devastating fire on June 7, 1893. It took less than a year to recover with near 246 new buildings designed by local architects. As a result, post-fire Fargo became even more attractive to live.
Money Magazine ranked Fargo as the one of the nation's most livable small cities for being a "regional center for health care and financial services". In addition, in business Fargo was appraised as a "Great Plains success story, with locally grown high-tech firms and a state university" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.