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Great Northern yards and viaduct, Minot, N.D.
Great Northern yards and viaduct, Minot, N.D.
TitleGreat Northern yards and viaduct, Minot, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1920
DescriptionA rail yard with a bridge in the distance. There is a grain elevator on the other side of the bridge. A few trains are parked in the distance. A man stands on top of the bridge next to a horse and wagon. The far bridge is the Anne Street pedestrian bridge.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroads
Railroad cars
Railroad rails
Railroad shops & yards
Railroad sidings
Railroad tracks
Bridges
Postcards
Grain elevators
Organization NameGreat Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
LocationMinot (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
Item NumberB0756-36
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Transcription"Great Northern Yards and Viaduct, Minot, N.D."--Printed on front of postcard.
"Dear cousin, received your card. was glad to hear from you say it found us well hope you are the same. weather is fine would like to some see you but it would take lot of money & money is scarce. write us this year if we go to Canada we will have lots of money I will [illegible] home day well good by write me at devils lake N.D. will write more next time your cousin, N.D. L. S. D. Mr. William Money, Miringo, Ill."--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryThe railroad companies built "yards" in certain cities along the line. At the yards, the trains cars were attached to or detached from the engines. The engines were repaired at the yards. Special equipment, such as snow removal engines were stored at yards. Many railroad workers worked at these rail centers, such as this Great Northern yard in Minot.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0756-36)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0756-36
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