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Alvin H. Ode interview about destruction of North Dakota State Capitol building
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TitleAlvin H. Ode interview about destruction of North Dakota State Capitol building
Date of Original1989-09-21
CreatorNeumann, Dennis
Creator RoleInterviewer
DescriptionDennis Neumann interviews Alvin H. Ode, former Bismarck N.D. fire chief, and witness as a young boy to the destruction of the North Dakota State Capitol by fire in December 1930. Mr. Ode was hoisted into the burning capitol building by State Historical Society of North Dakota curator Russell Reid to rescue items from the capitol building. Mr. Ode also talks about the fire department in Bismarck and Bismarck and personal history.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/rscopypermission.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
Capitols
Government facilities
Fire fighters
Interviews
Personal NameOde, Alvin H.
Neumann, Dennis
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
Bismarck (N.D.). Fire Dept.
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Decade1930-1939
1980-1989
Item NumberMss 10464-02-06
Format of OriginalAudio cassettes
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 CollectionDennis Neumann Papers Mss 10464
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (Mss 10464-02-06)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
LanguageEnglish
Digital IDshMss104640206
Media StandardMPEG Audio
Duration00:35:51
Audio Tracks1 track mono
Data Rate128 kbps
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