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Maple River
Maple River
TitleMaple River
Date of Original1859
CreatorStanley, John Mix, 1814-1872
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionTents along wooded area with group of men standing nearby and another man with rifle on shoulder walking in front. In background is rolling hills and tree lines.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectEnvironment
Subject (LCTGM)Tents
Carts & wagons
LocationMaple River (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.BoM36.1; F593.U58 Vol.12;
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original21 x 30 cm.
Publisher of OriginalSarony, Major & Knapp Lith.
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"U.S.P.R.R. Exp & Surveys, 47th & 49th parallels. General Report, Plate VIII" - Printed above image.
July 4 [1853] --...Got off about 10 and followed the Red River trail some twelve miles, when we left it altogether. Crossed Maple river and camped on its banks, about half a mile from our crossing. It would be an excellent plan for an emigrant travelling through the country, before reaching one of these rivers on which he expects to camp, to catch a few frogs, for the purpose of fishing in these streams, which abound in pike, pickerel, and large catfish. Frogs are by far the best bait which can be used. About dusk we raised the American flag, made of white and red shirts contributed by the party and sewed together by Beaubien. As it went up the assembled command gave it three hearty cheers, and then indulged in some refreshments in honor of the day, ending the evening with songs and story telling...." Text (p. 44) from narrative related to this image.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.BoM36.1)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00026
Original SourceReports of Explorations and Surveys to Acertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. Supplement to volume I. 1959.
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