|Title||Dunkers moving from Indiana to North Dakota on Great Northern Railroad |
|Date of Original||1894-03-29 |
|Creator||Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909|
|Creator Role||Photographer |
|Description||Overview 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 Information||http://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html |
|Subject (LCTGM)||Emigration & immigration|
|Organization Name||Church of the Brethren|
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
|Location||St. Paul (Minn.)|
|Item Number||C1423 |
|Format of Original||Photographic 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/History||The 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 Institution||State Historical Society of North Dakota|
|Repository Collection||State Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection C|
|Credit Line||State Historical Society of North Dakota ( ) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
|Digital ID||shC1423 |