NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - FARGO, N D



DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

TOILS ON WEAK SOILS:

A PHOTO-ESSAY ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STOCKWOOD FILL (1906 - 1909)



In 1906, the Northern Pacific Railway began construction of a massive railroad embankment in northwestern Minnesota. Almost immediately, the embankment began to sink into the earth under its own great weight . . .

Cover photo of Stockwood Fill Construction, 1906
S.P. Wange photo, © Clay County Historical Society


Donald P. Schwert, Department of Geosciences,
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Mark E. Peihl, Clay County Historical Society,
202 1st Avenue N., Moorhead, MN 56560


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