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Fargo Grain Terminal elevator collapse, Fargo, N.D.
Fargo Grain Terminal elevator collapse, Fargo, N.D.
TitleFargo Grain Terminal elevator collapse, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1955-06-12
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView looking down railroad tracks next to collapsed Fargo Grain Terminal elevator. Grain is visible around the base of the ruins.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Grain elevators
Building failures
Railroad tracks
Organization NameFargo Grain Terminal Elevator
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 2nd Avenue S.
Fargo (N.D.) - 2nd Avenue S. - 3800 block
Fargo (N.D.) - 2nd Avenue S. - 3900 block
Item Number2098.s188
Negative Number2098.s188
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Fargo Forum Pictures Show Ruins of Grain Elevator" - caption with image published in The Fargo Forum, June 13, 1955, p. 16.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Fargo Grain Terminal Elevator collapsed around midnight, June 12, 1955. The elevator was opened in August 1954, and was designed to hold 800, 000 bushels of grain. At the time of the collapse it was filled to 600, 000 bushels. The collapse was due to subsurface soil failure.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.s188)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDco000104
Original SourceNegative
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