Frank Jay Haynes and Early Photography

Frank Jay Haynes was one of the first professional photographers working in the Fargo-Moorhead area.  With a creative eye and a flair for unique business architecture, Haynes maintained a prolific body of work from across the Northern Plains and early western settlement. Please enjoy a brief pictorial biography of his life and nineteenth-century photographic pieces. Images courtesy of the Montana Historical Society a
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Songs/Poems of Inspiration

Early pioneers to the Fargo area ran into hardships living on the edge of the Great Plains. They took comfort in the fact that most of their neighbors would come to their aid if need be. They also took comfort in a friendly game of cards, some fiddle, and shot or two of the local drink to calm their souls.  It was never easy for anyone, but to make thing just a little bit better they sang songs and wrote about their 
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Rice’s Sectional Map Of Dakota Territory

From the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection http://www.davidrumsey.com/
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Rural Infrastructure and Dalrymple Farms

Photographs: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies In order of appearance: sh2012P039, US Indexed County Land Ownership Maps (ancestry.com), rs000976, rs005651, rs000630014, rs005710, rs000988, rs005655, rs005650, shA4263, rsL00007, rsL00008 Narration: Laura Egland
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1884 Sanborn Fire Insurance GIS Map with Photos Tags

View Larger Map Click points to see related historic photos from the collection of the State Historical Society of North Dakota and Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo.
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First United Methodist

  In 1871, Father James Gurley held the first formal Methodist service in Fargo in Pinkham Hall at the corner of Main Avenue and 5th Street.  However, it was the Rev. John Webb who organized the first Methodist Sunday school and helped to build the first Methodist Episcopal Church.  The land for the church was donated by the Northern Pacific Railway and was 30′ x 50′.  It was completed on July 1, 187
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NDAC 1870-1905

Click on the following link to open a powerpoint of the North Dakota Agriculture College
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