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North Dakota State Capitol fire video, Bismarck, N.D.
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TitleNorth Dakota State Capitol fire video, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1930-12-28
CreatorCorwin, S. W.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFilm of the original North Dakota State Capitol burning on December 28, 1930. Also includes removal of the building's cornerstone, dynamiting of the capitol building ruins, and the signing of a bill by Governor George Shafer to build the new capitol building.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/rscopypermission.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
Capitols
Government facilities
Demolition
Dynamite
Cornerstones
Personal NameShafer, George F., 1888-1948
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
North Dakota. Governor (1929-1933 : Shafer)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Decade1930-1939
Item Number10620-9061-1
10620-9107-4
Format of Original16 mm film prints
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota history textbook materials
Biography/HistoryEarly on Sunday morning, December 28, 1930, the capitol building's janitor heard a loud cracking noise. Looking around, he found nothing, but when he went outside, he saw flames leaping from the Senate Chambers on the fourth floor. Though he called the fire department right away, the building was much too engulfed in flames to be saved. The fire destroyed the building except for the two lower floors of the north wing.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionS.W. Corwin Family Film Collection Mss 10620
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10620-9061-1)
State Historical Society of North Dakota (10620-9107-4)
Digital IDsh1062090611
sh1062091074
Media StandardWindows Media
Duration0:10:18
Frame Size640x480
Aspect Ratio4:3
Frame Rate30 fps (60 fields/sec)
Audio Trackssilent
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