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Bird's eye view of Neche, N.D.
Bird's eye view of Neche, N.D.
TitleBird's eye view of Neche, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1893-1894
DescriptionBird's eye view looking out over Neche, N.D. Buildings line the street and more can be seen in the distance. The railroad tracks are in the foreground with the railroad station and cars on the right. Snow covers the ground. The streets have horses and carts along them, and some people are on the sidewalks. There are two men standing by the chimney on the roof of a wooden building, the fourth building from the right. Other buildings have signs that say U.S. Hotel, Livery at U.S., Ring… World's, Cut, Great Northern Hotel, Hardware undertaking, and Furniture.
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Buildings
Cities & towns
Carts & wagons
Railroad cars
Railroad stations
Railroad rails
Railroad tracks
Sleds & sleighs
Utility poles
Wooden buildings
Bird's-eye views
Personal NameSymington, James Leslie, 1896-1984
LocationNeche (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
Item NumberPCHS5099
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 25 cm.
Transcription"Probably 1893 or 1894 - Bank burned March 1895"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"James L. Symington, Neche, North Dakota"--Stamped on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"James L. Symington was born April 11, 1896 to Wm., Jr., and Susannah Symington, who homesteaded five miles southwest of Neche. He has spent his entire life in the Neche area except for the past few years where he is making his home at the Pioneer Rest Home in Bathgate, N. Dak. As a young man, Jim began work at the Neche Bank. July 25, 1926 he married Kathleen Jean Park of Hamilton, N. Dak. at Forest River, N. Dak. Kathleen was a school teacher in Neche. Jim was very active in community affairs, especially sports. Jim started the Symington Insurance Agency which he operated for many years and when he retired he sold it to his son, David. Kathleen passed away June 19, 1974. Jim and Kathleen had four children; Beverly, Owen, David and Beryl."
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation regarding James L. Symington from more information in Proudly We Speak: A History of Neche, Park Center, and Bruce. Vol. 2. 1983.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5099)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address:
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5099
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