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Walden Elevator Co., Walden, N.D.
Walden Elevator Co., Walden, N.D.
TitleWalden Elevator Co., Walden, N.D.
Date of Original193-?
DescriptionTwo grain elevators, one says "Walden Elevator Co." and the other says "Cargill Elevator Co. of North Dakota." There are also other small buildings and a wooden pallet. In the foreground there is grass and an automobile. On the right is a train car. There is a man standing on the ramp leading into the Walden Elevator Co.
General SubjectAgriculture
Business & Industry
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Grain elevators
Grain industry
Railroad cars
Organization NameWalden Elevator Company (Walden, N.D.)
LocationCass County (N.D.)
Walden (N.D.)
Item Number123
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original20 x 25 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by cataloger.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryWalden (Cass). This GNRR loading station was built in 1912 in SE1/4 Sec. 30-143-55, Rochester Twp. six miles west of Page on the Surrey cutoff line. It is thought to have been named for the famous Walden Pond in MA, known by most through the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Walden is a common English place name, derived from the Teutonic word meaning mighty, and an Old English name meaning from the wooded valley. A population of 10 has been reported at various times over the years, and in 1965 the site still had two operating elevators, although one of these shut down in 1975 and was demolished.
Bibliographic ReferenceNorth Dakota Place Names by Douglas A. Wick.
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 (dm 123)
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 IDdm123
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