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Construction of first railroad in McKenzie County, Alexander, N.D.
Construction of first railroad in McKenzie County, Alexander, N.D.
TitleConstruction of first railroad in McKenzie County, Alexander, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1913 and 1915
DescriptionA steam shovel works in an excavated area. A train of rubble carts is in front of the machine, with the first cart nearly full. A few heads can be seen watching the operation, at lower left.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Transportation
People
Subject (LCTGM)Steam shovels
Railroad construction & maintenance
Men
Construction equipment
Organization NameGreat Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
LocationAlexander (N.D.)
McKenzie County (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number0032-WI-05-07
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Building the first railroad in McKenzie Co., ND. Steam shovel working in cut at Alexander"--Printed on front of photograph.
"Railroad supposed to go from Fairview to Sannish. Discontinued at Warford because cost of another bridge - across the Missouri river was too great"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe railroad under construction is the Great Northern Railroad line. Watford, the terminus of this section, was founded in 1913.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (0032-WI-05-07)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0032WI0507
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