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Fargo,city (1990 pop. 74,111), seat of Cass co., E N.Dak., at the head of navigation on the Red River, opposite Moorhead, Minn.; inc. 1875. A railroad hub and regional financial and medical center, Fargo is also the trade and distribution center of a spring-wheat and livestock region. Manufactures include computer software, farm tools, agricultural products, and transportation equipment. The city was founded (1871) with the coming of the Northern Pacific RR and named for William G. FargoFargo, William George,
1818–81, American pioneer expressman, b. Pompey, N.Y. He had been successively a postrider, freight agent, messenger, and resident agent (1843) for an express company in Buffalo, N.Y.
..... Click the link for more information. of Wells, Fargo & Company. In the city are North Dakota State Univ. and historical museums. The nearby suburb of West Fargo has stockyards and meatpacking plants.
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a city in the northern USA, in the state of North Dakota; situated on the Red River. Population, 56,000 (1975). Fargo, a railroad and highway junction, produces foodstuffs and agricultural machinery.
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William. 1818--81, US businessman: founded (1852) with Henry Wells the express mail service Wells, Fargo and Company
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