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Red River, Fargo, Dakota Territory
Red River, Fargo, Dakota Territory
TitleRed River, Fargo, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1879
CreatorHaynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionStereographic photograph of the Red River running along the city of Fargo. The steamboat landing and grain elevator are visible just past the river bend. Trees line the opposite bank.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Grain elevators
Waterfronts
Rivers
Trees
Cityscapes
Buildings
Stereographs
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Railroad Company
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Red River of the North
Red River Valley (Minn. & N.D.-Man.)
Dakota Territory
Decade1870-1879
Item NumberA1374
Format of OriginalStereographs
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"F. Jay Haynes, Fargo D.T. Official Photographer, Northern Pacific Railway."--Stamped on front edges of stereograph.
"Northern Pacific Views Comprise Views of Duluth, Brainerd, Fargo, Jamestown and Bismarck, At the Crossings of the N.P.R.R. and the St. Louis, Mississippi, Red Missouri, Little Missouri, and Yellowstone Rivers, Of The Great Wheat Fields of the Red River Valley, Dalrymple and Grandin Farms. Also The Black Hills and Upper Missouri And Bad Land Park. The Finest Scenery in the Northwest. Published by F. Jay Haynes, Official Photographer N.P.R.R., Fargo, Dakota."--Printed on back of stereograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryFargo was founded as The Crossing in 1871 and was known unofficially as Tent City. The name changed first to Centralia, then to Fargo in 1872. The city, located on the Red River, is the seat of Cass County.
Bibliographic ReferenceWick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Sweetgrass Communications, Bismarck, ND: 1989. 63.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A1374)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA1374
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