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Celebration around cairn on top of Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
Celebration around cairn on top of Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
TitleCelebration around cairn on top of Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
Date of Original1933-06-28
DescriptionPeople gather around the new cairn on top of Butte Saint Paul in Bottineau County. A flag flies from atop the cairn, which is also topped by a cross. The plaque on the cairn reads: "1850 1933 Butte Saint Paul named by Rev. George A. Belcourt January 25, 1850, known among the Chippewa Indians as Otaccamabiwin 'the place from which to see far.' Site donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota as a historical park by the Joseph Bogauslawki family June 27, 1930."
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectLandmarks
Historic sites
Awards and ceremonies
People
Subject (LCTGM)Cairns
Flags
Dedications
Buttes
Postcards
LocationButte Saint Paul Historic Site (N.D.)
Bottineau County (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
Item Number10121-510
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 (10121-510)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10121510
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