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Rollon statue and Great Northern Station, Fargo, N.D.
Rollon statue and Great Northern Station, Fargo, N.D.
TitleRollon statue and Great Northern Station, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original195?
DescriptionA statue of a viking stands at center surrounded by flowers and a groomed lawn. A railroad station with a clocktower and sign indicating Fargo is clearly visible in the center background. Part of a tree obscures the right side of the image. A railroad car and an automobile are at left.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Parks and forests
Statues and monuments
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Lawns
Flowers
Railroad cars
Automobiles
Postcards
Trees
Railroad stations
Personal NameRollo, Duke of Normandy, ca. 860-ca. 932
Organization NameGreat Northern Depot (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item NumberA6559-2
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Transcription"Rollon Statue and Great Northern Station, Fargo, N.D."--Printed on front of postcard.
NotesPhotograph probably by Independent News Agency, Fargo, N.D..
ContributorCurteich (Chicago, Ill.)
Biography/HistoryRollon, or Rollo, was a Viking who founded the French province of Normandy. The original stone sculpture was created by Arsene Letellier in 1863 and resides in Rouen, France. Two bronze statues were cast, one sent to Alesund, Norway, the birthplace of Rollon, and another to Fargo, in celebration of the community's Scandinavian heritage. The statue was dedicated in 1912, and currently resides at Elim Lutheran Church in Fargo.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A6559-2)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA6559-2
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