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View of Beach, N.D.
View of Beach, N.D.
TitleView of Beach, N.D.
Date of Original1909-11-03
DescriptionA view from an elevated position overlooking the town. A few railroad cars and a water tower are in the foreground. The depot is on the far left. There are several grain elevators in the distance along the railroad tracks. The town itself is visible on the right. Snow is on the ground.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
City & Town Life
Weather
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Water towers
Railroad freight cars
Railroad tracks
Railroad stations
Wooden buildings
Snow
Streets
Grain elevators
Postcards
Cityscape photographs
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Depot (Beach, N.D.)
LocationBeach (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item NumberB0723-002
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Scene At Beach, N. Dak."--Printed on front of postcard.
"Dear Friend Jennie, I guess you don't think I intend to write to you. I didn't get a chance to go to Beach for 3 weeks after we [illegible] here, but finally went & saw Mrs. Richards, she said she had some very nice lots near the school house for 95$ a lot, I thought that pretty high but Beach is surely a lively place. I never saw a place of its size & age that did so much business, you can get some idea from this view. This is a great country to make money I never saw as much grain. with best wishes from your friend A. Mengel. Mrs. Jennie Philhott, Loyal, Wis."--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Northern Pacific Railroad built a facility here in 1881. Settlement began in 1900. By 1910, the town had over 1,000 inhabitants. In 1912, Beach became the seat of Golden Valley County.
Bibliographic ReferenceWick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Sweetgrass Communications, Bismarck, ND: 1989. 13.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0723-002)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0723-002
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