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Wreck of an engine and separator in the Goose River
Wreck of an engine and separator in the Goose River
TitleWreck of an engine and separator in the Goose River
Date of Original1904
DescriptionThe wreck of a steam traction engine and threshing machine are visible in the foreground. Six men are standing amidst the wreckage. Four other men can be seen along the riverbank and a large group of men are gathered at the top where the bridge once stood.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
People
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Bridge failures
Bridges
Traction engines
Personal NameThompson, Martin
LocationGoose River (N.D.)
Hatton (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number00032-TR-20-08
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"TR/20-8"--Typewritten on front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Bridges of North Dakota exhibit
Biography/HistoryEarly bridges were built and maintained by local townships for horse and wagon traffic. In 1904 the weight of Martin Thompson's rig, a Nichols & Shepard steam traction engine and threshing machine, was too great for this bridge over the Goose River, six miles southwest of Hatton, N.D.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10157.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-TR-20-08)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032TR2008
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