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Aerial over collapsed Fargo Grain Terminal, Fargo, N.D.
Aerial over collapsed Fargo Grain Terminal, Fargo, N.D.
TitleAerial over collapsed Fargo Grain Terminal, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1955-08-05
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial looking west over the ruins of the collapsed Fargo Grain Terminal. Several railroad cars are visible on the railroad tracks at left, and several automobiles are visible parked on road in foreground.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectAerials
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Grain elevators
Railroad freight cars
Railroad tracks
Building failures
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 Number2098.117
Negative Number2098.117
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Salvage operations are progressing rapidly at the site of the Fargo Grain Terminal which collapsed early in the morning of June 12, shown as it looked Friday in this Fargo Forum aerial photo. The operations are being conducted by the Morrison Grain Co. of Salina, Kan., to whom the Commodity Stabilization Service sold for $60, 000 what grain remained after the government ceased its salvage work. Clyde O. Whelan, superintendent for the Morrison firm, estimated when its work was begun that at least 100, 000 bushels of grain remained in the pile of broken concrete. Whelan declined Saturday to reveal how much grain had been recovered, but commented that 'we're very happy.'" - caption with image published in The Fargo Forum, August 7, 1955, p. D-8.
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 (2098.117)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDco000536
Original SourceNegative
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