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View of Pisek, N.D.
View of Pisek, N.D.
TitleView of Pisek, N.D.
Date of Originalprobably 1917
DescriptionThis photographic postcard features a view of the train station of Pisek, N.D. One man stands and the other sits on the platform. At right the train station is visible. Notice that the word "Pisek" is flipped around. At left, three elevators are visible. At center, railroad tracks can be seen.
General SubjectPeople
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad stations
Railroad tracks
Grain elevators
Personal NameMurray, Elmer
LocationWalsh County (N.D.)
Pisek (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberWC-35
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original8.5 x 12.5 cm
Transcription"Postcard Dated Oct. 9, 1917. Donated by the family of Elmer and Annie Murray" Printed on label on photograph. "October 9, 1917. Dear Elmer, Received your letter yesterday. We expect Mabel home today, Claude Weaver got his green card and is in Canada threshing. We think they will go about the 13th. Will write again when Mabel gets home. Love from, Mother. Mr. Elmer W. Murray. Camp Dodge Iowa. Battery C. 338 Field Artillery" Handwritten on back of post card.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryPisek (meaning sand in Czech) was named for the sand ridge it was built on. It was settled by Czech and Moravian immigrants and in 1887 the first post office was created.
Bibliographic ReferenceWalsh County Historical Society. Walsh Heritage: A Story of Walsh County and Its Pioneers Vol 2. (Grafton, ND: Associated Printers, 1976), 644-645.
Repository InstitutionWalsh County Historical Museum of Minto
Repository CollectionWalsh County Historical Museum of Minto Photograph Collection
Credit LineWalsh County Historical Museum (WC-35)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to Walsh County Historical Museum.
Ordering InformationWalsh County Historical Museum
323 3rd St.
Minto, ND 58261
(701) 248-3237
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmWC35
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