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Shipping buffalo bones
Shipping buffalo bones
TitleShipping buffalo bones
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1920
DescriptionMen stand atop tall piles of buffalo bones stacked next to railroad tracks. Two men in a wagon also laden with bones pose next to the piles.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Pioneer Era
Transportation
Work Life
Animals
Subject (LCTGM)Buffaloes
Bones (Body parts)
Railroad cars
Railroad tracks
Horses
Carts & wagons
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
Item Number00739-v1-p52b
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryBuffalo bones were worth about $10 per ton in Dakota Territory. Factories in Detroit and St. Louis turned these bones into fertilizer and filtering compounds.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionNorth Dakota Baptist State Convention Album 00739
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00739-va-p52b)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00739v1p52b
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