May 21, 2009

Zap came alive Saturday night

Approximately 1,000 people "Zipped to Zap" May 16 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the infamous 1969 event that put the town on the map. The reunion was peaceful in the wake of its namesake of 1969.

By the time the first Zip to Zap weekend was over, the news had spread across the United States that the North Dakota National Guard had been called out to squelch thousands of spring break rioters in the small town of less than 200 souls.

The tale of how it began and ended, it seems, has various editions, depending on who one speaks with.


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