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Installing telephone pole, Bismarck, N.D.
Installing telephone pole, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleInstalling telephone pole, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1911 and 1928
DescriptionA man uses a winch and other equipment on the back of a truck to help install a telephone pole in downtown Bismarck in front of a Dodge Brothers Motor Car establishment. Other men help and watch from the sidewalk. The Hotel McKenzie and signs for its Roof Garden are visible in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWork Life
City & Town Life
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Trucks
Utility poles
Hotels
Automobile dealerships
Organization NameHotel McKenzie (Bismarck, N.D.)
Dodge Brothers Motor Cars (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number00851-024
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryBy 1950, 75 percent of all phones in North Dakota were in towns and cities. Farm homes with telephones, had poor service and many had no long-distance service. These telephone poles were installed on the streets of Bismarck. Many years later, new wire technology allowed the wires to be placed underground and the poles were removed.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionDodge Brothers Trucks Album 00851
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00851-024)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00851024
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