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Wreck of steamer Western at Yankton, Dakota Territory
Wreck of steamer Western at Yankton, Dakota Territory
TitleWreck of steamer Western at Yankton, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1881-03-31
CreatorElmer & Tenney
Creator RolePhotographers
DescriptionWreckage of the steamboat Western at Yankton, Dakota Territory. Another steamboat is visible on the right.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Rivers
Stereographs
Organization NameWestern (Steamboat)
LocationYankton (S.D.)
Dakota Territory
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberA2822
Format of OriginalStereographs
Dimensions of Original18 x 10 cm.
Transcription"E. & T. High Water View Series of 1880-81. Mississippi, Minnesota and Missouri Rivers. Photographed and published by Elmer & Tenney, Winona, Minn. 1241"--Printed on front of stereograph.
"Wreck of Str. Western at Yankton, D.T., March 31, 1881"--Handwritten on front of stereograph.
"Views on the Missouri River, showing the effects of the High Water and Ice Gorges of March 1881... 1241--Wreck of the steamer Western"--Printed on back of stereograph.
Biography/HistoryThe steamboat Western, a sternwheel packet with a wood hull, was built in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1872, and made her first trip to Fort Benton, Montana, that year. In all, she made nine trips to Fort Benton, the last one in 1878. On March 27, 1881, she was cut down by ice during the great gorge at Yankton, S.D.
Bibliographic ReferenceWay, Frederick. Way's Packet Directory, 1848-1983. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, 1983.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A2822)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA2822
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