UND Center for Community Engagement

Lindsay’s Post: Day #5

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

Buffalo, ND has mostly internal connections.  They don’t have any big factories or plants that employ most of their town like some other small towns do.  They work a lot on just their community and restoring the history of it.

The community life is one where everyone helps out.  It’s more service than networks, but I suppose one could see the network as the community itself.  They help the companies in the community out when they are in trouble and that creates their internal network.

Service plays a big role in this town.  Everyone seems to help out and not just in one part of the community but in multiple.  That is what it takes to make all the things happen in a small town with not too many people and most if not all the positions are volunteer.  We visited an old school house that is being restored and made into a possible place for events such as wedding receptions.  Right now they have restored the main level into a place where people can bring things they no longer use and they sell it to help pay for the costs of the building.  The people in the town have volunteered much of their own time to make this historic building usable so it can be remembered.

This town doesn’t have much for capital other than it is sort of close to the interstate, but Tower City gets most of the business from that.  I believe Buffalo, with all the hard work and willing people, could do a lot more if it was closer to the interstate.  They would be able to create a lot of revenue and interest off of it.

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  1. What good information for many of us in North Dakota. Buffalo sounds like it would be a wonderful place to visit and will stop there soon.

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