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Northern Pacific Park, Fargo, N.D.
Northern Pacific Park, Fargo, N.D.
TitleNorthern Pacific Park, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1911?
DescriptionA park scene. There is a groomed lawn with trees. Flowers are in the lower left corner and in the distance against the greehouse. A cannon sits at left-center. Storefronts are vaguely visible through the trees.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
City & Town Life
Parks and forests
Subject (LCTGM)Greenhouses
Trees
Lawns
Trails & paths
Cannons
Flowers
Hotels
Florist shops
Postcards
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameShotwell Floral Co. (Fargo, N.D.)
Waldorf Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
deLendrecie's (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Front Street
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberB0717-102
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Publisher of OriginalBloom Brothers (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Place of PublicationMinneapolis (Minn.)
Transcription"N.P. Park, Fargo, N. Dak."--Printed on front of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe Northern Pacific Depot was built in 1898. Northern Pacific Park extended from both ends of the train station. The park itself was demolished in 1964. The cannon at left-center was captured by Rear Admiral Dewey during the Spanish-American War and was given to the park in 1900. During World War II the cannon was removed and the metal scrapped. The greenhouse in the right background is part of the Shotwell Floral Company. The Northern Pacific Railroad leased land to the florists in exchange for their taking over maintainace of the park. The Waldorf Hotel and deLendrecie's are in the extreme background at center.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0717-102)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0717-102
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