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Barns at North Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck, N.D.
Barns at North Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleBarns at North Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original192-?
DescriptionDairy cows graze under the watch of two men on horseback near the barns of the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck. Another man stands with horses attached to a wagon. The barns read "19" and "27", perhaps indicating the year of construction.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAgriculture
Work Life
Law
Politics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Prisons
Dairy farming
Horses
Carts & wagons
Barns
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Penitentiary
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item NumberC0722
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Barn N.D. State Penitentiary"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryFarming began at the North Dakota State Penitentiary in 1893 or 1894 with 9 horses, 12 cows, 70 hogs, and 200 chickens. By 1928, the farming operation had increased significantly at the Penitentiary, with prison farm land increased to 1349 acres, and rented crop land 1506 acres.
Bibliographic ReferenceHistory of the North Dakota State Penitentiary
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection C
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (C0722)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshC0722
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