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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF GACKLE, ND

Gackle, as with many small towns, was brought into existence through the railroad expansion of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company.  The survey for the roadbed in this area was begun in 1902 and the grading was begun in 1903.

On June 3, 1903, George Elhard, George Gackle and John Gross of Kulm, North Dakota, built a store on section 8-135-67 some eight miles south of the present town of Gackle.  The store was named "Elhard and Company". 

Mr. Elhard named the little center Gackle in honor of Mr. George Gackle, who was his cousin and a partner in the business.  The name Gackle was given upon application for a post office .  During the early days the mail service was very irregular.

Beginning early 1904, the village of Gackle began a very rapid growth.

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