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"Go-Fargo-Go" airplane taking off from Robert's Field, Fargo, N.D.
"Go-Fargo-Go" airplane taking off from Robert's Field, Fargo, N.D.
Title"Go-Fargo-Go" airplane taking off from Robert's Field, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1927-09-09
CreatorAnderson, David, 1883-1962
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView showing the "Go-Fargo-Go" airplane taking off from Robert's Field in Fargo, N.D. A crowd of spectatiors are visible in the foreground.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Airplanes
Crowds
Air shows
Airplane racing
Personal NameRoberts, Vern (Vernon L.), 1896-1953
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1920-1929
Item Number2023.23.10
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original12 x 18 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe image is likely of Vern Robert's monocoupe airplane named "Go-Fargo-Go". The plane was Fargo's entry in the National Air Derby, held in Spokane, Washington on September 22 to 24, 1927. It was christened on September 9, 1927 at Robert's Field located approximately at 18th Street and 8th Avenue S. in Fargo. Murray Baldwin who was president of the Fargo Aeronautic club, was master of ceremonies. The Fargo City Commission, and the American Legion were in attendance. Miss Legionnaire Harriet Phillips broke a bottle of liquid over the tire of the plane, and stated "Do your best for Fargo". Mechanical problems prevented the airplane from completing in the derby.
Bibliographic Reference"'Go-Fargo-Go' Is Christened", Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, September 10, 1927, p. 1.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDavid Anderson Photograph Collection 2023
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/912
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2023.23.10)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs006257
Original SourcePhotograph
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