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North Dam, Red River, Fargo, N.D.
North Dam, Red River, Fargo, N.D.
TitleNorth Dam, Red River, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1953-07-26
DescriptionPeople standing looking at dam during rescue of drowning victims, Edward Goff and Floyd T. Huckeby. There is a small building across the river on the Moorhead, Minnesota side.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectEnvironment
Subject (LCTGM)Dams
Drowning victims
Rescue work
Personal NameGoff, Edward J., 1918-1953
Huckeby, Floyd T., d. 1953
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Moorhead (Minn.)
Clay County (Minn.)
Red River of the North
Item Number2035.120
Negative Number2035.120
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Where two men drowned - A man identified as Floyd T. Huckeby, a farm worker, entered the Red River above the dam near the X on the right, was swept over the dam into the churning water. Edward Goff left his car and ran into the river about where the cross shows at lower right and attempted to rescue the swimmer. There was a struggle about at the X on the left. Chester Moe, Fargo, who was fishing threw a fishline from about the point of the arrow to the men but it snappes as Goff grabbed the line. Goff's body was found about 200 feet downstream from the dam" - Caption with image featured in article, "Fargo Father of 3 Drowned in Vain Attempt to Rescue Swimmer Swept Over North Dam", Fargo Forum and Daily Tribune, July 28, 1953, p. 16.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
ContributorForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Biography/HistoryEdward J. Goff drowned when he attempted to rescue a swimmer, Floyd Huckeby, who was swept over the north dam on the Red River, July 26, 1953. Mr. Goff was a 35 year old father of three from Fargo. Huckeby was a 29 year old farm laborer, from Edgeley, N.D.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.120)
Digital IDrs000344
Original SourceNegative
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