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Herd of Bison near Lake Jessie
Herd of Bison near Lake Jessie
TitleHerd of Bison near Lake Jessie
Date of Original1859
CreatorStanley, John Mix, 1814-1872
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionFrom atop hill looking down on broad plain broken by small bodies of water with bison extending across prairie to the horizon
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectEnvironment
Subject (LCTGM)Bison
Lakes & ponds
Subject (LCSH)Horizon
LocationLake Jessie (Griggs County, N.D.)
Griggs County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio F593.U58Vol.12
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original21 x 29 cm.
Publisher of OriginalBien, Julius, 1826-1909
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription""U.S.P.R.R. EXP & SURVEYS 47 & 49 PARALLELS.; GENERAL REPORT - PLATE X.; Stanley del.; J. Bien N.Y. lith.; HERD OF BISON NEAR LAKE JESSIE. "" - Printed on front of lithograph.
" July 10 [1853]... About 7 o'clock we reached the main train, encamped some seven miles off. The train was preparing to move, and soon after we came up to started. At 8 o'clock we followed and passed them. About five miles from camp we ascended to the top of a high hill, and for a great distance ahead every square mile seemed to have a herd of buffalo upon it. Their number was variously estimated by the members of the party, some as high as half a million. I do not think it is an exaggeration to set it down at 200, 000. I had heard of the myriads of these animals inhabiting these plains, but I could not realize the truth of these accounts till to-day, when they surpassed anything I could have imagined from the accounts which I had received...." -Accompanying text on page 46 of report.
NotesTitle from caption.
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 F593.U58Vol.12)
Digital IDrsL00097
Original SourceReports of Explorations and Surveys to Acertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. Supplement to volume I. 1859. between pages 46 and 47.
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