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Verendrye National Monument sign overlooking Sanish, N.D.
Verendrye National Monument sign overlooking Sanish, N.D.
TitleVerendrye National Monument sign overlooking Sanish, N.D.
Date of Original192-?
DescriptionA view of the sign at the Verendrye National Monument overlooking the town of Sanish, N.D. The sign reads: The Verendrye National Monument established June 29, 1917. To commemorate discovery of this area in 1742 by the sons of Verendrye, celebrated French explorer. Crowhigh Mountain was used as an observation station to spy out unknown land farther west. In 1738 the older Verendrye and one son made a trip within a days journey of the Missouri River, and were the first white men to enter what is now North Dakota. This was in the course of a journey from Verendrye's trading post in Manitoba, Canada in an effort, which was unsuccessful, to reach the western sea by an overland route.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectStatues and monuments
Subject (LCTGM)Signs (Notices)
Monuments
Explorers
Discovery & exploration
Personal NameLa Verendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de, 1685-1749
LocationSanish (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number11140-011
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionSanish Historical Association Records Mss 11140
Collection Finding AidConsult http://www.history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/11140.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11140-011)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh11140011
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