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Benjamin House, Dawson, N.D.
Benjamin House, Dawson, N.D.
TitleBenjamin House, Dawson, N.D.
Date of Original1891
CreatorWinsor, C.
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionThree-story hotel situated on business corner with horse-drawn wagons on stteet.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Hotels
Organization NameBenjamin House (Dawson, N.D.)
LocationDawson (N.D.)
Kidder County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102CiD38.1c
Format of OriginalLithographs
Dimensions of Original7 x 10 cm.
Publisher of OriginalSmalley, E. V. (Eugene Virgil), 1841-1899
Place of PublicationSaint Paul (Minn.)
Transcription"Dawson. A circular issued some time ago by a newspaper man of Dawson describes the place as 'a prosperous town of 300 inhabitants, located on the Northern Pacific Railroad, midway between the eastern and western boundaries of Kidder County, and also midway between Jamestown and Bismarck, and in the midst of as fine a farming and grazing country as can be found anywhere in the great Northwest.' But there is much more to be said about Dawson, the trading center and marketing point for Kidder and portions of Burleigh, Wells, Stutsmand and Logan counties. It should be the county seat of Kidder, and possibly may be some day. As the best grain producing and most populous section of the county, Dawson and vicinity holds a position that will not be disputed for many years. There is a strong probability of a large increase in population in the locality if the signs are to be relied upon. The great wheat crop is attracting wistful attention from Eastern people, some of whom have possibly looked upon the country from car windows and remember the wide sweep of almost perfectly level prairie that stretches out in all directions from Dawson. If they could have seen this land soon after harvest, with its miles and miles of grain in shock, they would have unhesitatingly pronounced it 'as fair as any that can be seen in Uncle Sam's domain.' Of the Eastern people who have visited the Northwest this fall, there are no more enthusiastic than those who stopped at Dawson on hunting trips. They carried back with them impressions that only the most glowing descriptions could express, and it is not unlikely that several investments will follow as a result. Dawson seems to have acquired a national reputation as a stopping place for hunters. Every year, in September and October, the hotel is filled with parties from the East, Chicago and the Twin Cities, who come to shoot the antelope, ducks, geese and grouse so plenty in the neighborhood. In spite of the slaughter each year there is always good shooting. Lake Isabel, a pretty timber bordered body of water two miles south of Dawson, and about the same width, is a favorite spot with the hunters. [continues with further description of Dawson and Kidder County] - Article accompanying illustrations.
NotesTitle from caption.
One of five images of Dawson, N.D. on page. Others are 'Dawson Flouring Mills,' Northern Pacific Elevator, Dawson,' 'Public School House & Residence of J. Dawson Thomson.'
Bibliographic Reference"Dawson." Northwest Magazine, November 1891. p. 22-23.
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 102CiD38.1c)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00038
Original SourceNorthwest Magazine, November 1891. p. 23.
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