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H.H. Humphrey 1964 National Plowing Contest Speech, Wheatland, N.D.
H.H. Humphrey 1964 National Plowing Contest Speech, Wheatland, N.D.
TitleH.H. Humphrey 1964 National Plowing Contest Speech, Wheatland, N.D.
Date of Original1964-09-19
DescriptionH.H. Humphrey is standing on the podium, which says "North Dakota Broadcasting Company, Inc." giving a speech at the National Plowing Contest. There is a large crowd, including reporters up on a stand and a military band right below the stage. There is security, mainly police officers. In the background are tents and signs that say "Welcome to the Chevy Show."
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Political campaigns
Public speaking
Military bands
Stages (Platforms)
Personal NameHumphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Organization NameNational Plowing Contest
LocationWheatland (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
Item Number2070.518.27
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original23 x 36 cm.
Transcription"H. H. Humphrey 1964"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"Many organizations worked together to turn the State Plowing Contest of 1964 into a national competition known as the National Plowing Contest and Soil Conservation Field Days. The farm of Elmer and Ramona Fraase near Wheatland was chosen to host the event. Three acres of trees were planted as an example of windbreaks. Fraase planted 300 acres of alfalfa to be used as an airplane runway and parking lot during the event. Power lines and light poles were erected as well as a 250-foot radio tower. Interstate 94 was still under construction, but permission was obtained from the government to open the road during this event, connecting the plow contest with the city of Fargo....On the last day of the plow contest, politicians came to speak while the crowds were gathered for the event. Minnesota senator and vice-presidential candidate Hubert H. Humphrey spoke in the morning to a large crowd. He was joined by North Dakota's governor Bill Guy and other local Democrats. An interparty lunch, which was served by local Democrat and Republican ladies organizations, was served in the home of the Fraase family for the visiting political dignitaries. Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater also gave a speech to a large crowd later that afternoon."
Bibliographic ReferenceTom Hoheisel and Andrew R. Nielsen. Images of America: Cass County. (Chicago: Arcadia, 2007), 46.
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 (2070.518.27)
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 IDdm207051827
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