Image: “The first Mosque near Ross, ND
Image: “The first Mosque near Ross ND from Playford Thorson, Plains Folk: North Dakota’s Ethnic History, ND Institute for Regional Studies 1988, p. 360,” retrieved from Dick Bernard (September 5, 2010), “A Close Encounter With a Mosque,” at Thoughts Towards a Better World, http://www.outsidethewalls.org/blog/?m=20100905.

The small town of Ross, North Dakota (pop.: 97  [2010 census]) is the surprising location of what is thought to be the first constructed mosque in the United States, built around 1929 by Syrian-Lebanese immigrants.

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