First volume of Randolph M. Probstfield’s personal journals, which he wrote in a ledger book. Probstfield began writing this volume in the 186? when he lived in Georgetown, Minnesota, and worked as a Hudson’s Bay Company Agent. Probstfield mixed his accounting records with information on daily events. The first few pages of this volume contain undated ledger accounts of trade at the Georgetown post. The 1875 date first occurs when Probstfield inserted information on the daily activities of the family farm near Moorhead, Minnesota. These accounts discuss weather, agriculture, visitors, household expenses and many other details of family life.
Second volume of Randolph M. Probstfield’s personal journals, which he wrote in a ledger book. Probstfield began writing this volume in 1873, after he had settled at his farm in Oakport Township on the Red River. Probstfield mixed his accounting records with information on daily events. These accounts discuss weather, agriculture, visitors, household expenses and many other details of family life.
Third volume of Randolph M. Probstfield’s personal journals, which he wrote in a ledger book. Probstfield began writing this volume in 1878, after he had settled at his farm in Oakport Township on the Red River. Probstfield mixed his accounting records with information on daily events. These accounts discuss weather, agriculture, visitors, household expenses and many other details of family life.
Stereoview to the northwest from the top of Brun's and Finkle's Elevator A at Front Street and 6th Street North. View shows wood frame businesses along the north side of Front Street between 5th and 3rd Streets. City Park on the southwest corner of Front Street and 5th Street. Stacks of cord wood across 5th Street to the east. See also mhs06871.
View is to the north from the Northern Pacific Railway bridge. The U.S. Government dredge "Unser Fritz" is moored in the middle of the Red River. Mud scows float just beyond. In the distance the Alsop Line's steamboat "Pluck" and two barges are tied up to the Fargo, Dakota Territory river bank just below the Grandin Line's grain elevator A. In the far distance is Fargo's Union Elevator. In the foreground at left can be seen a temporary wagon bridge; in the distance at right is Moorhead's Point neighborhood.
The view is to the south from the Moorhead side of the Red River looking toward the Northern Pacific Railway bridge; The steamboat Pluck is tied up on the Fargo, Dakota Territory side of the Red River; two barges heavily loaded with agricultural equipment and shingles are tied alongside, one is named Winnipeg; a flatboat partially loaded with lumber is along the Moorhead bank in the foreground. In the distance on the Fargo bank workmen load lumber from railroad cars onto flatboats. Beyond, a temporary wagon bridge spans the river beneath the Northern Pacific railroad bridge. Beyond the railroad bridge is the Moorhead Manufacturing Company Flour Mill, at extreme right is partially visible the Alsop Line's Warehouse.
View from top of Bruns' and Finkle's Elevator A, Front Street (Center Avenue) and 6th Street. View looks west down Northern Pacific Railway tracks to Fargo, Dakota Territory in distance; view shows south side of Moorhead including Moorhead Manufacturing Flour Mill in distance at left, the NP passenger depot at right, a ditch known as Mud Creek running along south side of NP tracks to Red River, wooden bridges crossing Mud Creek on 4th and 5th Streets and an outhouse perched on south edge of Mud Creek.
Stereoview to the north from the Moorhead side of the Red River near Woodlawn Park toward the Northern Pacific Railway bridge. Visible in the center distance; a man fishing with a stick stands on a log at right holding a stringer of fish, a rope stretches across the river from the lower left foreground to the Fargo, Dakota Territory bank at left. Cord wood cut upstream has drifted down into the rope. Workers on the far bank load wood onto a small ox-drawn railroad car on rails to be hauled up on the bank; stacks of wood are visible on the bank above.
Stereoview of row boats on the river while a group of men and boys sit in shade of large tree in foreground. View may be to the north across Red River from Moorhead bank below the home of Andrew Holes at 7th Street and 1st Avenue North.
Stereoview of farmers with wagons drawn by teams of horses and oxen piled with bags of wheat wait to unload at Bruns' and Finkle's Elevator A on Front Street (Center Avenue) and 6th Street in Moorhead. The view is to the southeast from Front and 5th Street. Cord wood is visible stacked up at left and on flat cars on the Northern Pacific Railway tracks in distance at right. Farmers at the elevator can be seen manually dumping bags of wheat into hoppers on the north side of the elevator. A cloud of steam blows out of a pipe above the powerhouse on the right end of the elevator. Houses in south Moorhead are visible in distance beyond the elevator.
Stereoview of the first St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway train to arrive at Moorhead in late 1880. Locomotive number 34 pulling coal tender and three cars in snow. Men stand leaning out of cab, behind cab and alongside locomotive.
Stereoview of workers constructing a loading dock and railroad spur line to Seymour Sabin Warehouse and agricultural equipment assembly plant at Steamboat Levee on Red River in Moorhead. The Red River and the Steamboat "J. L. Grandin" is visible in the distance at extreme left. Moorhead's Point neighborhood visible in distance at right; view is to the north from the Moorhead side of the Red River.
Stereoview of the Lamb Brothers' Brickyard east of Moorhead. View shows rows of hundreds of green bricks drying in sun, workmen dismantling low walls of drying bricks called hacks and loading them on wheel barrows for transport to kiln. Workers building kiln in distance; stacks of cord wood in distance for firing kiln, a worker with a rake-like tool spattering or smoothing green bricks drying in sun; brick molds piled at lower right. Grade of St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway visible in distance.
Stereoview of band and two men carrying large flags lead a parade celebrating Sytende Mai or Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17, 1880. The view is northwest on 4th Street from the Main Avenue. Behind the flags and band are members of Moorhead's Advance Lodge of the IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows) wearing vests adorned with six stars. Also present are members of the Fargo, Dakota Territory fire department.
Stereoview of golf ball sized hailstones piled on the wooden sidewalk from storm of June 22, 1880 in Moorhead. The hailstorm broke nearly every north facing window in town including the skylight at Ole. E. Flaten's photo studio.
Stereoview view from top of Moorhead Manufacturing Flour Mill, Main Avenue and Red River looking east between Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue South in October 1880. Buildings visible include the Moorhead school and First Presbyterian Church at right, Ole E. Flaten and Jacob Skrivseth's photo studio in foreground and Bruns' and Finkle's Elevator A at left; also visible are St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway workmen laying ties and rails down Main Avenue at left.
Stereoview of St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway workers shown laying track east of Moorhead in October 1880. Two crews hold and prepare to lay rails on ties at left while horse-drawn car behind carries rails and materials.
Stereoview of a number of boys play in a water filled ditch on the north side of the Northern Pacific Railway tracks in Moorhead. The view is to the east from 6th Street. A boy in the foreground puts on his shoes; two men stand on the platform of the Northern Pacific freight depot in the distance; a snow bank is visible on the north side of a shed on the right; box cars stand on the Northern Pacific tracks at extreme right; visible at extreme left is the recently constructed three-story Jay Cooke House Hotel.
Stereoview of people in boats, on bank and on bridge pose during Red River flood of 1881 or 1882. View is to the northwest from just south of Moorhead end of Northern Pacific Railway bridge to Fargo, Dakota Territory; visible in distance beyond bridge is stern of the U. S. government dredge the "Unser Fritz."
View is to the northwest from the top of Bruns' and Finkle's Elevator A at Front (Center Ave) and 6th Street North. Visible are businesses along the north side of Front Street between 4th and 5th Streets North incluiding Moorhead City Hall and Fire Station. In the foreground at left is Moorhead's Point neighborhood in distance at right and Fargo, Dakota Territory in the distance at left. This is the same scene as the one photographed Ole E. Flaten in 1879. See mhs06865.
Moorhead Foundry, Car & Agricultural Works was built on Moorhead's east side in 1882 to manufacture railroad cars and parts, threshing machines and other iron products. It was never a success and investors sold it to a St. Cloud wagon maker. It became Anderson and Sons, builders of harrows, farm wagons and bobsleds. It closed in 1892.
View is to the northwest from Front Street (Center Avenue) and 9th Street. The Grand Pacific Hotel stands across the intersection. At extreme right is visible the platform for the Great Northern Railway, the Hotel also served as the GNR passenger depot.