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Bird's-eye view of Fargo, Dakota Territory
Bird's-eye view of Fargo, Dakota Territory
TitleBird's-eye view of Fargo, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1880
CreatorFowler, T. H.
Creator RoleArtist
DescriptionAerial sketch of Fargo. The Red River is in the foreground. Buildings are sparsely placed along the roads. The grain elevator is visible lower-center. Steamboats are shown at the boat landing, lower left-center. Fields and open country surround the town.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAerials
City & Town Life
Business & Industry
Pioneer Era
Water
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Grain elevators
Stereographs
Sketches
Cityscape drawings
Rivers
Steamboats
Streets
Buildings
Croplands
Meadows
Trees
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Depot (Fargo, N.D.)
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Dakota Territory
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberA2945-1
Format of OriginalStereographs
Transcription"Northern Pacific Stereographs F. Jay Haynes, Fargo, D.T."--Printed on edges of stereograph.
"Northern Pacific Views Embrace all points of Interest between Lake Superior and the Black Hills, and along the Line of the N. P. R. R., to the Yellowstone. Red River Wheat Farm Views. Catalogues on Application. Photographed & Published By F. Jay Haynes, Official Photographer of the Northern Pacific Rail Road, Fargo, D. T."--Printed on back of stereograph.
NotesSketch by T. H. Fowler, based on a photograph by F. Jay Haynes.
Biography/HistoryFargo was founded as The Crossing in 1871 and was known unofficially as Tent City. The name changed first to Centralia, then to Fargo in 1872. The city, located on the Red River, is the seat of Cass County.
Bibliographic ReferenceWick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Sweetgrass Communications, Bismarck, ND: 1989. 63.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A2945-1)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA2945-1
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