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Looking Southeast from the Headquarters Hotel, Fargo, N.D.
Looking Southeast from the Headquarters Hotel, Fargo, N.D.
TitleLooking Southeast from the Headquarters Hotel, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1872 and 1890
CreatorHaynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of Fargo early in its development. A row of storefronts is shown on the other side of an open space and street. People are standing in the left foreground. Trees are visible beyond the row of buildings.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Business & Industry
People
Subject (LCTGM)Streets
Storefronts
Trees
Wooden buildings
Stereographs
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Railroad Company
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Dakota Territory
Decade1870-1879
1880-1889
Item NumberA5801
Format of OriginalStereographs
Transcription"Northern Pacific Stereographs F. Jay Haynes, Fargo, D.T."--Printed on edges of stereograph.
"Headquarters Hotel Fargo"--Handwritten on edge 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.
NotesTitle created by staff.
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. This photograph was taken from the Headquarters Hotel, constructed in 1872.
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 (A5801)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA5801
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