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First post office in North Dakota at Pembina, North Dakota
First post office in North Dakota at Pembina, North Dakota
TitleFirst post office in North Dakota at Pembina, North Dakota
Date of Original187-?
DescriptionA group of four log buildings with pitched sod roofs and chimneys. In front of the buildings on a sidewalk made of planks is Charles Cavileer and his wife holding a parasol. The other woman, identified only as an Indian woman, is wearing a shawl over her head and shoulders. Other source states house built in 1863.
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General SubjectPioneer Era
Landmarks
Subject (LCTGM)Post offices
Log buildings
Postmasters
Umbrellas
Firsts
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America
Indians of North America - Women
Personal NameCavileer, Charles Turner, 1818-1902
LocationPembina (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1870-1879
Item Number2028.128
Negative NumberHult.128 (5x7 copy neg.)
120mm-0216 copy neg.
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Gelatin silver prints
Copy photographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
Transcription"First post office in North Dakota at Pembina, North Dakota, Mr. & Mrs. Cavalier [sic] & an Indian squaw" - printed on label with hand-colored print.
NotesTitle taken from label with hand-colored print.
Photographer unknown.
Hand colored version of image available.
ContributorHultstrand, Fred, 1888-1968, photographer
Biography/HistoryCharles T. Cavileer was born in Springfield, Ohio, March 6, 1818 and came to Pembina August 16, 1851. He was assistant post master 1851-53. In 1854, he moved to St. Joseph and started a trading post there, and in 1857, moved to St. Boniface, Manitoba. He returned to Pembina in 1863, and died there July 27, 1902. - Pembina Settlement Heritage. [Pembina, N.D.] Pembina Settlement History Book Committee, 1976. p. 209.
External ResourceImages featured on "Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920" part of American Memory, Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/ngphome.html
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection 2028
Credit LineFred Hultstrand History In Pictures Collection, NDIRS-NDSU, Fargo (2028.128)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs005448
Original SourceNegative
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