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Four Henry Villard Northern Pacific special trains enroute to Last Spike Ceremony, Bismarck, N.D.
Four Henry Villard Northern Pacific special trains enroute to Last Spike Ceremony, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleFour Henry Villard Northern Pacific special trains enroute to Last Spike Ceremony, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1883
DescriptionPeople wait in Bismarck to board four special Northern Pacific trains bound for the Last Spike Ceremony in Montana. People on board the trains already look out the windows. Buildings belonging to the Bismarck Lumber Company are visible in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAwards and ceremonies
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad tracks
Lumberyards
Railroad passenger cars
Railroad stations
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Depot (Bismarck, N.D.)
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Bismarck Lumber Company (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1880-1889
Item Number00410-0155
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"The four Henry Villard Northern Pacific special trains at Bismarck, North Dakota, 1883, en route to the Last Spike Ceremony in Montana"--Typed on label affixed to front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota Studies eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryVillard's Special Excursion trains (there were four of them) stopped at Bismarck on September 5, 1883. The guests left the train and rode up the hill to attend the laying of the cornerstone of the new territorial capitol building.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOversize Images Collection 00410
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00410-0155)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh004100155
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