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Crow Fly Mountain and town of Sanish, N.D.
Crow Fly Mountain and town of Sanish, N.D.
TitleCrow Fly Mountain and town of Sanish, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1915 and 1930
DescriptionOverview of town against backdrop of a steep hill. There are many buildings along a central street. In the distance a grain elevator, a train and a water tower are visible. There are several cars on the street in the distance.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
City & Town Life
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Cityscape photographs
Railroads
Water towers
Grain elevators
Dirt roads
Streets
Utility poles
Wooden buildings
Photographic postcards
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
LocationSanish (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
1920-1929
Item NumberB0736-14
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Publisher of OriginalA. Pearson Company (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Place of PublicationMinneapolis (Minn.)
Transcription"204 Crow Fly Mountain, Sanish, N.D."--Handwritten on front of postcard.
"We are way up here in the most desolate country. Expect to leave here Friday and gradually go homeward. We are having a fine time. Otto & Victoria. Miss Beatrice Faltz, Mayville, Wisconsin"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistorySanish was founded by the Soo Line Railroad in 1914. Population peaked at 463 in 1930. This town was abandoned in 1953 and submerged in Lake Sakakawea after the completion of the Garrison Dam. Some of the residents formed a "new" Sanish a few miles from the original site.
Bibliographic ReferenceWick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Sweetgrass Communications, Bismarck, ND: 1989. 172.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0736-14)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0736-14
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