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Steamer Montana wrecked by tornado at Bismarck landing, Dakota Territory
Steamer Montana wrecked by tornado at Bismarck landing, Dakota Territory
TitleSteamer Montana wrecked by tornado at Bismarck landing, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1879
DescriptionWrecked cabin of the steamboat Montana. Several people are standing in front of the wreckage.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
People
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Stereographs
Organization NameMontana (Steamboat)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Dakota Territory
Decade1870-1879
Item NumberA4097
Format of OriginalStereographs
Dimensions of Original18 x 9 cm.
Transcription"Wreck of Montana"--Handwritten on front of stereograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe steamboat Montana, a sternwheel packet with a wood hull, was built in California, Pa. (hull) and completed at Pittsburgh in 1879. She was in Bismarck, Dakota Territory, on June 30, 1879, preparing to reload for a third trip to Fort Benton when a tornado completely stripped the cabin off. In 1884, she was upbound on the Missouri when she veered, hit a pier, and sank.
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 (A4097)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA4097
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