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Aerial over Earle Hotel fire, Fargo, N.D.
Aerial over Earle Hotel fire, Fargo, N.D.
TitleAerial over Earle Hotel fire, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1951-12-13
CreatorHerron, Gifford, 1912-1969
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial looking northeast over downtown Fargo, N.D. during fire of the Earle Hotel. Large plumb of smoke rising from the scene. Image taken in winter with snow visible on the ground.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectAerials
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial photographs
Business districts
Organization NameEarle Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
Waldorf Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue
Fargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue - 700 block
Fargo (N.D.) - 7th Street S.
Fargo (N.D.) - 7th Street S. - 00 block
Fargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue S.
Fargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue S. - 700 block
Fargo (N.D.) - 8th Street S.
Fargo (N.D.) - 8th Street S. - 00 block
Item Number4x5P-425
Negative Number4x5P-425 neg.
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Smoke billowed over Fargo from the burning Earle hotel when this aerial photo was taken Thursday morning by Gifford Herron of the Fargo Forum. The picture was taken from 1, 800 feet, the level of the peak of the smoke clouds." - caption with image printed in the Fargo Forum & Daily Tribune, December 14, 1951, p. 14.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryHotel built originally as the Waldorf Hotel in 1899, and name changed to Earle Hotel close to time of fire. The four alarm fire started about 7 a.m., Thursday December 13, 1951, in the northwest corner of the third floor. Three people were killed, former Fargo postmaster Winfield S. Hooper, age 79; Mabel A. Sampson, age 76, and Catherine Morton, age 84.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionInstitute for Regional Studies Negative Collection
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (4x5P-425)
Digital IDrs005280
Original SourceNegative
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