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Oil tank fire, Jamestown, N.D.
Oil tank fire, Jamestown, N.D.
TitleOil tank fire, Jamestown, N.D.
Date of Original1924-08-23
DescriptionBlack smoke rising from oil tank fire. Several building and spectators in foreground.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Explosions
Petroleum industry
Organization NameSinclair Oil Company
LocationJamestown (N.D.)
Stutsman County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2000.263.298
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 14 cm.
Transcription"Jamestown, N. Dakota. October 11, 1924" - Handwritten on back of postcard.
"White Drug Co." - Printed on front of postcard.
NotesTitle printed on front of postcard.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe August 23, 1924 explosion at Sinclair Oil company was caused by a motor spark. It injured 3 people and damaged not only the business, but five nearby houses.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionRonald Olin North Dakota Postcard Collection 2000
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2000.263.298)
Digital IDrs003590
Original SourcePostcard
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