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Charles T. Cavileer as Santa Claus, Pembina, N.D.
Charles T. Cavileer as Santa Claus, Pembina, N.D.
TitleCharles T. Cavileer as Santa Claus, Pembina, N.D.
Date of Original1897
DescriptionView of Charles T. Cavileer dressed as Santa Claus standing, with a dog by his side, on the main street in Pembina, N.D. On the left is the post office, and in the background other buildings and storefronts line the street that is covered in snow.
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)People
Post offices
Subject (LCSH)Santa Claus
Personal NameCavileer, Charles Turner, 1818-1902
LocationPembina (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
Item NumberPCHS5059
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original11 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Post Office" and "Main St."--Handwritten on front of photograph.
"Charles T. Cavileer, as he appeared as Santa Claus on the streets of Pembina in 1897"--Printed on front of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryCharles Cavileer was the first settler in the state, having settled in Pembina in 1851.
The street in the photograph is called Cavalier Street in Pembina, ND. And Cavalier County in N.D. was named after Charles T. Cavileer.
"Cavalieer, Charles. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, March 6, 1818 and came to Pembina, August 16th, 1851. He was assistant post master 1851-3, at Pembina, and in 1852 was in partnership with Forbes & Kittson in the Indian trade. In 1854, he moved to St. Joseph and started a trading post there, and in 1857 moved to St. Boniface, Manitoba. He returned to Pembina in 1863, and died there July 27th, 1902."
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation in quotes found on pg 359 in, Collections of the ND Historical Society, Vol. I -1906. Printed in Bismarck, ND in 1906.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5059)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address:
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5059
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