Bicentennial Story #2-North Dakota Weather

Title

Bicentennial Story #2-North Dakota Weather

Description

Description of 1883 Dakota weather by Pat Donan.

Date

5/2/1975
12/22/1975

Contributor

Father Louis Pfaller
Jack Hjort

Rights

This recording cannot be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center. This recording may be freely used for education uses, so long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this recording file is permitted without written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center.

Format

mp3

Medium

audio reel, analog, 1/4 inch polyester tape

Language

English

Identifier

BS-002

Spatial Coverage

Dakota Territory

Rights Holder

Copyright Stark County Historical Society and Dickinson Museum Center

Transcription

How is this for an early defense of Dakota weather:
"People who have come here to die of bronchitis and consumption have lived to become glowing embodiments of sound strength, with throats like firemen's trumpets and lungs like blacksmith's bellows . . . . The enfeebled parson from down East, whose wheezy tones, scarce suffice to stir the flies that crawl over the bald pates of his dozing elders and deacons, is soon able, not only to keep his hearers awake, but almost to arouse, as with a forty-donkey-power bugle blast, the sheeted sleepers in the church yard . . . ."
This was written by Pat Donan in 1883.



This is Bicentennial Story No. 2, prepared by Fr. Louis Pfaller for the Stark County Historical Society.

Rolfsrud, Extra-ordinary North Dakotans, 2

Original Format

Sound recordings

Duration

1:00

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

Decade

1970 1979

Physical Location

Bicentennial tape #1, Bicentennial stories 1-22

Geolocation

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

Citation

“Bicentennial Story #2-North Dakota Weather,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed June 15, 2024, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/391.