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Red River and Great Northern Bridge, Fargo, N.D.
Red River and Great Northern Bridge, Fargo, N.D.
TitleRed River and Great Northern Bridge, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1911-07-07
CreatorOlson, W. O.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA bend in the river leads to a railroad bridge in the distance. Both shores are wooded.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWater
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad bridges
Rivers
Trees
Postcards
Organization NameGreat Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
LocationRed River of the North
Fargo (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberB0717-57
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Transcription"The Red River And G.N. Bridge, Fargo, N.D. 293. Copyright 1909 by W. O. Olson"--Printed on front of postcard.
"Your postal at hand Asking that you are going to spend the 4th at home. Well, I hope everything goes well and you will have an enjoyable time. I suppose that you will be here soon after. With best regards, Sincerely, C. D. Hedlund. Miss Jane McRae, Atwater, Minn."--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryIn the winter of 1880-1881 the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad reached Fargo. In 1889 the name of the rail line changed to the Great Northern Railway. The bridge featured a specially constructed barrier to prevent damage during ice out and spring floods.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0717-57)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0717-57
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