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Steamboat landing during flood, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
Steamboat landing during flood, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
TitleSteamboat landing during flood, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1884
DescriptionThe steamboat landing at Bismarck with the Missouri at flood level. The view is facing southeast. Railroad tracks are visible at left-center. Buildings at the landing are partially submerged. Two steamboats are docked.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPioneer Era
Transportation
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Harbors
Railroad tracks
Floods
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Missouri River
Dakota Territory
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberA1731
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Steamboat landing during flood stage 1884"--Typewritten on front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryBismarck was founded as the Missouri River terminal of the Northern Pacific Railroad. There were several names for this city before Bismarck became official in 1873. The city became the county seat of Burleigh County in 1873 and the capitol of the Dakota Territory in 1883.
Bibliographic ReferenceWick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Sweetgrass Communications, Bismarck, ND: 1989. 18.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A1731)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA1731
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