Fourteen head of horses and eighteen head of cattle perished in a burning barn on the N.C. Jenson ranch, about six miles north of Wyndmere, W.B. Summer was in charge of the ranch and was awakened about 3 a.m. by the glare of the burning building. By the time the men reached the scene the walls were falling in and nothing could be saved. Besides horses and stock, all the harnesses and a quantity of feed, including thirty tons of hay, were destroyed. The barn was 40x80 feet in size and was practically new, having been completed last fall. The total loss is estimated at $10,000' with no insurance except a small amount on the barn. The origin of the fire is a mystery.
The Wahpeton Times, 2/20/1908