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Reenactment of the "Wrong Side Up" incident, New Salem, N.D.
Reenactment of the "Wrong Side Up" incident, New Salem, N.D.
TitleReenactment of the "Wrong Side Up" incident, New Salem, N.D.
Date of Original1935-06-12
CreatorAnderson, David, 1883-1962
DescriptionReenactment of event that occurred between an unidentified Indian and John Christiansen on his farm in 1883 when he was breaking land. Indian told Christiansen that the plowed land was the wrong side up. This led to him beginning dairy farming as did other farmers in the New Salem, N.D. area. In scene, Christiansen is standing behind a one-bottom plow being pulled by horses. Standing beside plow are two Indians. Another man partially visible behind Mr. Christiansen.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectIndians of North America
Pioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Historical reenactments
Horse teams
Dairy farming
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America
Indians of North America - History
Indians of North America - Performances & portrayals
Personal NameChristiansen, John, 1862-1954
LocationNew Salem (N.D)
Morton County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2023.J-34
Negative Number2023.J-34 (8 x 10 glass)
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/History"On June 12th [1935] the 'Wrong Side Up' marker was unveiled. Dr. Sheppard, president of the N.D.A.C. was master of ceremonies. Fifteen hundred people came for the occasion as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Holstein Circuit and the 50th anniversary of the 'Wrong Side Up' incident." - taken from the Seventy Fifth Anniversary, New Salem, N.Dak. 1883-1958, p. 26.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Library, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDavid Anderson Photograph Collection 2023
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2023.J-34)
Digital IDrs002845
Original SourceGlass negative
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