Hook and Ladder on Sims



Hook and Ladder on Sims


Dickinson fire department on horses with hook and ladder going down Sims Street in the 1890s. The Dickinson Recorder printing building is on the right side. Written in the lower right corner is, "22." Written on the back in the upper right is, "-24-" and on the left "#166."

Information from a caption with a copy of this photo appeared in the Diamond Jubilee Edition of the Dickinson Press July 2, 1957. The caption reads “ Fourth of July- this was Dickinson’s 4th of July Parade going down Sims Street in 1900. Leading the parade is Sheriff John Goodall Sr. and son. On the right side the Bakery building would now be Buttrey’s, then Kostelecky Bros. had a store and lived above it, the site of the Rialto show house and the frame dwelling (Dr. J.B. McDonald’s) was replaced by the Masonic lodge. On the left a part of McDonald’s first drug store shows, across the alley was the Pisha store (now Schnell’s), the Thorpe building which was put up in 1885 and is still standing, it housed the photographer Tilton and then a Bakery; the building with the flag is J.P. Berringer’s meat market probably owned by Paul Ziner then; next a small shop, Miss Murn’s millinery and on the corner the old Rau building, put up in 1883, soon became E.F. Messersmith’s feed and flour store.”

Given the business buildings and signs shown, this photo may have actually been taken in July 1901.




July 4th 1900 or 1901


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black and white photographic print



Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, ND


Osborn, Lawton E. Sr.

Rights Holder

Copyright Southwestern North Dakota Museum Foundation and Dickinson Museum Center

Original Format

Photographic prints

Physical Dimensions

4.875" x 7"

Cataloguer's Notes

Title created by Dickinson Museum Center.
Osborn Index #24 says "Fourth of July Parade, Sims St. Fire Dept. Ladder Truck, Foreground".

Physical Location

Osborn Album #3

Ordering Info

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Osborn, “Hook and Ladder on Sims,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed July 14, 2024, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/784.