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Celebration on Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
Celebration on Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
TitleCelebration on Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
Date of Original1933-06-28
DescriptionPeople gather at the base and on top of Butte Saint Paul in Bottineau County. People have parked cars and trucks at the bottom of the butte. A large crowd, and the new cairn are visible on top of the butte.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectLandmarks
Historic sites
Awards and ceremonies
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Cairns
Flags
Automobiles
Trucks
Crowds
Dedications
Buttes
Postcards
LocationButte Saint Paul Historic Site (N.D.)
Bottineau County (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
Item Number10121-508
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Butte St. Paul June 28 1933"--Handwritten on front of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryButte Saint Paul was thought to be the highest point in the Turtle Mountains. Father George Belcourt and his missionary party found refuge during a blizzard on the south slope of the Turtle Mountains in January 1850, and he named the hill Butte St. Paul when the weather cleared. A large cross was erected atop the hill the next year. In 1933, a cairn topped by a cross was dedicated on the summit of Butte St. Paul.
Bibliographic ReferenceHistorical highlights of Bottineau County. Bismarck, N.D.: Quality Printing Service, 1977. p. 36.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionAlexander G. Burr Papers Mss 10121
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10121-508)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10121508
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