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View in Cooperstown, North Dakota
View in Cooperstown, North Dakota
TitleView in Cooperstown, North Dakota
Date of Original1891
CreatorWinsor, C.
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionElevated view of primarily the railroad lines and grain elevators, one named Northern Dakota Elevator Co., and another Cooper Bros. Elevator. A train locomotive is traveling by the railroad station. Cattle are near the railroad station. A lumber company with sign on roof for M. Crane Lumber. In distance open country smoke is coming from threshing machines in operation.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Grain elevators
Railroad locomotives
Railroad cars
Railroad stations
Railroad tracks
Personal NameCooper, Rollin C., 1845-1938
Organization NameNorthern Dakota Elevator Co. (Cooperstown, N.D.)
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Northern Pacific Depot (Cooperstown, N.D.)
LocationCooperstown (N.D.)
Griggs County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.CiC66.1a
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original12 x 20 cm.
Publisher of OriginalSmalley, E. V. (Eugene Virgil), 1841-1899
Place of PublicationSaint Paul (Minn.)
Transcription"Cooperstown. The geographical situation of Cooperstown possess some peculiar advantages. The terminus of a branch of the Northern Pacific that runs due north thirty-six miles, from Sanborn, it is the nearest railroad and trading point for a scope of country that extends some forty miles east and west, nearly that distance to the north, and comprises altogether not less than 1, 500 square miles. A vast amount of good soil is yet unoccupied, a great deal of it within a few miles of Cooperstown. Some of this was Government land that was taken up by boomers and land-grabbers who had no intention of staying when they came and returned to their homes as soon as the requisite legal formalities placed them in possession. their coming and going was a matter of little importance, except in that the lands they secured were some of the choicest and their occupation of them prevented settlement on the same by bona fide farmers who would remain to cultivate the soil and become productive citizens of the county. It is a matter of regret that such a class should be so privileged, but there is some consolation in the fact that a great many of these have not been able to hold their claims, from various causes, and the lands have been placed on the market. Relinquishments can be secured now without much difficulty. These lands are becoming more valuable every year, and will not long remain within reach of the farmer of moderate means...." Extensive article continues describing the land, Rollin C. Cooper and businesses in Cooperstown. The article is with the image on pages 39 and 40. Other image with article is of the 'Hotel at Cooperstown.'
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Bibliographic Reference"Cooperstown, " The Northwest Magazine, November 1891. p. 39-40.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.CiC66.1a)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00034
Original SourceNorthwest Magazine, November 1891. p. 39.
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