Three large swords stand on the hill a memory to the Battle of Hafrsfjord in year 872, when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious king, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated kings. The monument also represents peace, as the three swords are stuck in the hill and will never be used again.
Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota, in winter, showing the stables, barracks, officer's houses, and other buildings Published between 1874 and 1889 Credit: Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library
Linda Slaughter described Bismarck as a growing city with a vigorous business district. This photograph shows downtown Bismarck in 1874. The city had dirt streets and wood framed buildings. Many of the businesses were saloons.