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Title Bud Romkey Collection
Call Number MSS 184
Extent 2 boxes
Dates of Creation 1906-1909
Creator Bud Romkey (Collector)
Scope & Content The collection contains 31 photographs of the construction of the Stockwood Fill as collected by Bud Romkey.
Admin/Biographical History The Stockwood Fill was a man made embankment built by the Northern Pacific Railroad between 1906-1909. It was created to compensate for steep rises in the topography of the land that would both be unsafe for the trains passing through and slow down travel times immensely from the trains having to compensate for the rising and falling land. To compensate for one particularly difficult 3.5 mile stretch by creating the Stockwood Fill. The project had a budget of $2,133,000 dollars intended to last two years and was headed by S.A. McCoy. By the end of the project it lasted one year longer than intended and was over 700,000 dollars over budget. Seven workers lost their life during construction. For more information on the Stockwood fill go to:

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/nd_geology/stockwood/index.htm
Subjects Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Construction
Railroads
Stockwood Fill (Moorhead, MN)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by Bud Romkey in 1989
Containers Photos of Stockwood Fill, 1906-1909
Photos of Stockwood Fill, 1906-1909