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Dunkers moving from Indiana to North Dakota on Great Northern Railroad
Dunkers moving from Indiana to North Dakota on Great Northern Railroad
TitleDunkers moving from Indiana to North Dakota on Great Northern Railroad
Date of Original1894-03-29
CreatorZimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionOverview of railway yards at St. Paul, Minnesota with large group of people waiting in front of passenger cars. A banner on the side of one of the passenger cars reads "From Indiana to the rich free government lands in North Dakota via the famous Red River Valley the bread basket of America Great Northern Railway."
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEthnic
Pioneer Era
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Emigration & immigration
Railroad cars
Railroad tracks
Railroad stations
Crowds
Organization NameChurch of the Brethren
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
LocationSt. Paul (Minn.)
Decade1890-1899
Item NumberC1423
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"On Great Northern Railway: Movement of "Dunkards" from Indiana to North Dakota. Forty carloads, comprising 350 settlers and their effects"--Printed on front of photograph.
"With compliments of Max Bass Immigration agent Great Northern Railway St. Paul, Mn. March 29th 1896"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
"C.A. Zimmerman 9W 3rd St. St. Paul MN"--Printed on front of photograph.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryThe first immigration of German Brethren from Indiana to Cando, North Dakota took place in 1894. This train of "immigrant cars" carried 350 members of the church along with all of their belongings. At St. Paul, the Great Northern Railroad made this photo of the group with the banners on the trains declaring the Great Northern Railroad's interest in taking more settlers to North Dakota. The railroad also treated the Brethren to lunch in St. Paul.
Max Bass of the Great Northern Railway and F.L. Thompson, a U.S. Land Commissioner had the idea to invite Dunkers, members of the Church of the Brethren to move to North Dakota. In March 1894, a train carring 350 passengers headed to Cando, N.D.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection C
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota ( )
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshC1423
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