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Snowdrift on Front Street in downtown Casselton, N.D.
Snowdrift on Front Street in downtown Casselton, N.D.
TitleSnowdrift on Front Street in downtown Casselton, N.D.
Date of Original1897-01-05
DescriptionIn front is a boardwalk and trees, as well as a pump well. In the background is a line of store fronts, with two floors. The signs for the post office, a store, and a bakery and resturant are visible. There is a large snowdrift in front of the buildings, in some places a whole floor high. On top of the snow drift there is thirty nine people and one dog. Two people are sticking their heads out the second floor windows in the second to last building on the right.
General SubjectWeather
Pioneer Era
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Snow
Post offices
LocationCasselton (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
AddressCasselton (N.D.) - Front Street
Item Number2070.29.10
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original16 x 22 cm.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/History"In January 1897, wind blew snow up against buildings, creating a snowdrift in the city's park across from Front Street in downtown Casselton. The flatness of the Red River Valley allows wind to blow for miles before running into any obstacles. In this case, Front Street and the city's park became a resting place for a large snowdrift that built up during the storm."
Bibliographic ReferenceTom Hoheisel and Andrew R. Nielsen. Images of America: Cass County. (Chicago: Arcadia, 2007), 62.
Repository InstitutionCass County Historical Society
Repository CollectionCass County Historical Society Photography Collection 2070 (Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo)
Credit LineCass County Historical Society, Bonanzaville, West Fargo (2070.29.10)
Ordering Information (701) 282-2822 Cass County Historical Society 1351 West Main Ave. West Fargo, ND 58078
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm20702910
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