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Bird's Eye view of Chautauqua Park, Valley City, N.D.
Bird's Eye view of Chautauqua Park, Valley City, N.D.
TitleBird's Eye view of Chautauqua Park, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Originalcirca 1916
DescriptionA view of Chautauqua Park in Valley City, North Dakota. The park is located on a heavily wooded island in the Sheyenne River. A pavilion is visible in the middle of the island and boat docks are visible on the shore line. In the background farmland and the city of Valley City are visible.
General SubjectParks and forests
Subject (LCTGM)Chautauquas
Piers & wharves
Cities & towns
Bird's-eye views
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Sheyenne River (N.D.)
Chautauqua Park (Valley City, N.D.)
Item NumberBC-5-49-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original17 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Valley City Chautauqua from High Bridge"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryValley City entered the Chautauqua circuit in the summer of 1911. The Chautauqua movement was an educational movement dedicated to bringing education, entertainment, and moral guidance to the common man and woman. Between 1911 and 1932, Valley City hosted nationally famous orchestras, choruses, soloists, lecturers, stage productions, and various speakers on religion, politics, world travel, and social issues of the day. The Chautauqua Pavilion in Valley City housed a large circular auditorium with a stage, dressing room and a seating capacity of 1,200.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC-5-49-1)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmBC5491
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