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Isaac P. Baker, Gen. Hugh L. Scott, Alexander McKenzie in front of the McKenzie Hotel, Bismarck, N.D.
Isaac P. Baker, Gen. Hugh L. Scott, Alexander McKenzie in front of the McKenzie Hotel, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleIsaac P. Baker, Gen. Hugh L. Scott, Alexander McKenzie in front of the McKenzie Hotel, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1919-09-23
DescriptionThree men stand in front of a building posed for a picture. The men are identified as Isaac P. Baker, Gen. Hugh L. Scott, and Alexander McKenzie.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Business people
Generals
Personal NameBaker, Isaac Post, 1855-1938
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934
McKenzie, Alexander, 1851-1922
Organization NameMcKenzie Hotel (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberA2072
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 13 cm.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryIsaac P. Baker was born at Weston, Mo., on July 20, 1855. He attended Central College at Fayette, Mo. Baker worked closely with his father, John Baker, in his management of the St. Paul and St. Louis Packet Company. He later worked as an agent for several ship lines. Around 1880 he went to work for T.C. Power as general agent for the Benton Transportation Company in Bismarck, N.D. By 1883 he co-owned several of the line's boats. As the steamboat traffic on the Missouri River went into decline, Baker diversified his business, becoming involved in banking, ranching, real estate, and grain elevators. Baker continued to operate boats on the Missouri River between Bismarck and Glendive until the 1920s. Baker was also involved in politics, serving a brief term as Bismarck's mayor and as a member of various commissions dealing with Missouri River issues. He died Jan. 28, 1938.
General Hugh L. Scott (1853-1934) served with the Seventh Cavalry after Custer fell at the Little Bighorn. He later served at Fort Totten in the late 1870's and enjoyed hunting in the vicinity.
Alexander McKenzie (1851-1922) was the political boss of North Dakota from 1883 to 1906. He came to North Dakota in 1868 and for 10 years was sheriff Burleigh County. In 1883, he was a power in the creation of the capitol building commission by which the capital of the Territory of Dakota was removed from Yankton to Bismarck.
Bibliographic ReferenceLass, William E. Isaac P. Baker and the Baker Papers. Bismarck, N.D.: State Historical Society of North Dakota, 1957.
Minot Daily News, 10 December 1983.
Robinson, Elwyn B. History of North Dakota. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A2072)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA2072
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