After being buried in North Dakota soil for twenty-three years a silver watch in perfect running condition has been recovered by its original owner, Louis Hermanson of Americus township
. The timepiece was lost when Hermanson was plowing on his tree claim
and, though he searched some time for it, he failed to recover it. Some years later he sold the land to August Marquardt and a farmhand plowed it up while preparing the land for spring seeding. Upon shaking it began ticking merrily and has kept perfect time ever since.
Ward County Independent, 4/13/1911