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Laying of the Original Capitol’s Cornerstone in 1883

Image uploaded on November 19, 2017
Laying of the Original Capitol's Cornerstone in 1883

The cornerstone ceremony for the North Dakota’s original Capitol building – then Dakota Territory. Numerous dignitaries attended, including Sitting Bull and former President Ulysses S. Grant.

Grant was en route to attend Northern Pacific Railway’s golden spike ceremony.

Source:
State Historical Society of North Dakota (C0865)

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