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U.S. Army Cantonment, Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa
Barracks; Military facilities; Railroad cars; Railroad tracks; Railroad shops & yards;
A panoramic view of barracks and railyards at Camp Dodge in Des Moines, Iowa.
First National Bank building, Mott, N.D.
Banks; Law offices; Real estate business; Dirt roads; Men; Wooden buildings;
A view of the First National Bank building in Mott, N.D. The sign on the door of the one-story, wooden building reads, "bank closed hours 9 A.M.-4 P.M." Next to the building is another wooden building...
Regis de Trobriand diary excerpt
Forts & fortifications; Grasshoppers; Eating & drinking; Soldiers; Diseases; Cows; Milk; Meat; Pork; Fish; Onions; Garlic; Snow; Winter; Steamboats; Vinegar industry;
General Philippe Regis de Trobriand came to Fort Stevenson in 1867. His troops built the post, barely completing the necessary buildings before the extremely harsh and early winter began. Trobriand’s...
Wilmot P. Sanford diary extracts
Eating & drinking; Soldiers; Vegetables; Cookery; Potatoes; Cabbage; Pork; Military rations; Cattle; Forts & fortifications; Eggs; Apples; Gardens; Gardening;
By the time of Sanford’s service, the Army was providing more nutritious food for soldiers. His notes about meals indicate that vegetables (usually potatoes and onions) and fruits (plum duff and apples)...
Steamer F.Y. Batchelor at Fort Buford landing, Dakota Territory
Steamboats; Coastlines; Crowds; Rivers;
The steamboat Batchelor ties up at Fort Buford in 1878. Many people stand on the decks of the boat and on the shoreline. The Batchelor carries a large load of logs or planks on one of its decks. Boats...
Missile silos of Dakota, Grand Forks
Maps; Rockets; Military facilities;
This map gives the location of each the approximately 150 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the eastern portion of North Dakota in 1986. The missiles were under the command of Grand Forks...
A two hours hunt before breakfast
Hunting; Ducks; Barrels; Rifles; Game bird hunting;
Duck hunters pose with the results of an early hunt before breakfast. In 1913, hunters were limited to 25 ducks per day each. These hunters have not yet gotten their limit, and the day has just begun
Louis Connolly letters
Ranchers; Ranches; Hay; Cattle; Spouses; Correspondence;
Four letters from Louis Connolly to his wife Mary talking about farming and ranching in Dakota Territory.
June 28 1879 Page 1
Office of McLean & MacniderWHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS INGROCERIES AND STEAMBOAT SUPPLIESBismarck, D. T. June 28, 1879Dear WifeWe arrived here all right but I was disappointed in not getting a letter...
Battle of Whitestone Hill collection
Battlefields; War; Correspondence; Tribal chiefs; Treaties;
Includes a diary extract from James M. Thomson who fought at the battle of Whitestone Hill, a letter from Alfred Sully naming Fire Heart as a trusted ally, a letter from S.R. Curtis and Orrin Guernsey...
Main Street, Minot, N.D.
Hotels; Postcards; Drugstores; Carts & wagons; Towers; Clothing stores; Streets; Utility poles;
A view of Minot's business district. The first building on the left is the Leland Parker Hotel. There are storefronts on both sides of the street, however none of the names are visible. Many wagons are...
Deaconess Hospital, Grafton, N.D.
Hospitals; Wooden buildings; Postcards; Trees; Medical education; Sidewalks;
A two storey wooden building which resembles a home. A tall chimney rises from the rear right corner of the building. A woman stands near the stairs in front of the building. Trees run alongside the sidewalk...
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