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Aerial view of Big Bend and Silver City, N.D.
Aerial view of Big Bend and Silver City, N.D.
TitleAerial view of Big Bend and Silver City, N.D.
Date of Original1947-09-23
DescriptionAerial view of Big Bend and Silver City, N.D.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAerials
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial photographs
Dams
Construction
LocationGarrison Dam (N.D.)
Big Bend (N.D.)
Silver City (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2006-P-22-17
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryBig Bend was established on October 1, 1946, and was one of the most successful boom towns connected to the construction of the Garrison Dam. Population declined rapidly after the construction on the dam ceased.
Silver City was the first of the boom towns built in response to the construction of the Garrison Dam, so named because all of the town's buildings were painted silver.
Bibliographic ReferenceWick, Douglas A. North Dakota place names. Bismarck : Sweetgrass Communications, 1988. p. 17, 179.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionGarrison Dam Construction Photograph Collection 2006-P-022
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2006-P-022-17)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2006P2217
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