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Historically Speaking: Crummy artwork depicts life around the community

Bruce Crummy poses with his selection of artwork displayed at the West Fargo Public Library. Submitted photo

The West Fargo Public Library currently has work on display from freelance photographer Bruce Crummy. Crummy, a veteran photojournalist, is a former long-time resident of West Fargo and has covered many West Fargo stories during his 32 years with the Forum.

"I've photographed everything - floods, professional athletes, you name it - but I really liked just taking pictures of the people around West Fargo when I was here. It was my way of reaching out to the community," he said.

It was the vision of Library Director Sandra Hannahs that led to Crummy's display in the library's Friends' Nook just outside of the Historical Center, with the theme of life around the community.

"We're proud and delighted to display this collection of photographs by Bruce Crummy in the library, and we're very grateful to him for donating them to the West Fargo Historical Center. As both an outstanding photojournalist and a former resident of West Fargo, he's done a great job of creating photos that depict life in the city. Residents will enjoy seeing the city in its different moods, and will recognize pieces of their own lives," said Hannahs.

Also on display is Crummy's book on the 2009 flood: "Red River historic flooding: how Fargo-Moorhead fought the record 40.82" crest." His work will be on display and will also be archived in the Historical Center.