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Beginning work on Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
Beginning work on Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
TitleBeginning work on Butte Saint Paul, Bottineau County, N.D.
Date of Original1932-09-21
DescriptionMen stand with shovels and axes on the top of Butte Saint Paul in Bottineau County. An American flag flies behind them. They are likely building a cairn on top of the butte.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectLandmarks
Historic sites
People
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Buttes
Flags
Axes
Shovels
Postcards
LocationButte Saint Paul Historic Site (N.D.)
Bottineau County (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
Item Number10121-507
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Beginning the work on Butte St. Paul Sept. 21 1932"--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 (10121-507)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10121507
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