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North Dakota State Capitol groundbreaking ceremony
North Dakota State Capitol groundbreaking ceremony
TitleNorth Dakota State Capitol groundbreaking ceremony
Date of Original1932-08-13
DescriptionMan likely giving a prayer, with three women and a group of men standing behind with heads bowed. Man is speaking into a microphone.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectReligion
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Prayer
Preachers
Crowds
Public speaking
Ground breaking ceremonies
Subject (LCSH)Microphone
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Burleigh County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1930-1939
Item Number477.12.17
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original10 x 12 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe North Dakota State Capitol groundbreaking ceremony took place August 13, 1932, with Gov. George F. Shafer turning the first sod. The ceremony featured chief justice of the State Supreme Court A. M. Christianson as master of ceremonies. The Rev. Opie S. Rindahl gave the invocation. Mrs. James H. Cooper led the crowd in singing "America". Elita McArdle, of the North Dakota Federation of Women's Clubs presented 50 volumes on the lives of pioneer mothers to the State Federation president, Mrs. A. E. Jones and Col. C. B. Little of the State Historical Society. The benediction was given by Rev. Walter E. Vater.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFrank Anders Photograph Collection 477
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/910
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (477.12.17)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs004819
Original SourcePhotograph
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