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Title: Montana Historical Society            
               
Dates: 1866-1950             

Collection Number: 00166

Quantity: 50 items

Abstract: Postcards from Medora (ND), Dickinson (ND), Highway 10 and ND Highway 16 Junction, David Thompson Historic Site in Verendrye (ND), and a Chateau de Mores Miniature Postcard set.

Provenance:The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Montana Historical Society in separate accessions, the earliest of which was July 11, 1979, continuing with the donation of six halftone postcards from Medora ND on November 29, 1989. The Original Accession number was 89AV032, the next 90AV014.  Another accession was added January 7, 1992 (92AV002). Todd Strand originally added the collection in 1990, Sharon Silengo scanned and added item level descriptions and wrote a finding aid for the collection on May 1, 2015.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
               
Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.
               
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
               
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.       

Related Collections:       
00042 Marquis de Mores Photograph Collection
00097 Marquis de Mores Photograph Collection
00098 Marquis de Mores Photograph Collection
00281 Marquis de Mores Photograph Collection
00471 De Mores Packing Plant
00524 Chateau de Mores
00826 Chateau de Mores
01063 Chateau de Mores
2006-P-005 Chateau de Mores Medora N.D.
2007-P-017 Marquis de Mores Tombstone Cannes France 1987
2008-P-017 Marquis and Marquise de Mores Portraits
MSS 10036 Antoine Amedee Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores (1859-1896). 1882-1932, 1953-1962
Series 30204 Historical Society, State. State Parks, Historic Sites and State Parks Monthly Reports, 1941-1975
Series 30248 Historical Society. State Parks. Chateau de Mores Historic Site Records.
Series 31254 State Historical Society. Administration, Historic Preservation Program Project Files
Series 31935 Historical Society. Historic Sites. Chateau planning reports
Series 31935 Historical Society. Historic Sites, Video Cassettes, 1990-2005

Biographical Sketch

Antoine Amedee Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa was born on June 14, 1858 in Paris, France.  He acquired the title of Marquis de Mores at the age of 21. He married Medora von Hoffman, an American heiress, on February 15, 1882 in Cannes, France.  They had two sons, Louis and Paul, and one daughter, Athenais.

Hearing rumors of opportunities in Dakota Territory, de Mores traveled there and in April 1883 founded the town of Medora.  He established the Northern Pacific Refrigerator Car Company with hopes of revolutionizing the livestock industry.  Local opposition to the Marquis' plans lead to the death of Reiley Luffsey, a suspected rustler.  The Marquis was indicted for murder and later was freed on a "not guilty” verdict.   The business failed in 1886.

De Mores and his family spent the winter of 1886 in New York and returned to France in 1887.  In 1888 the Marquis promoted the building of a railroad in China but due to political opposition the project was never completed.  While on an expedition in Northern Africa the Marquis was murdered.  He died at the age of 38 in June 1896.
 
Sources:  A Brief Synopsis of the Career of Marquis de Mores and the Proposed Development of the de Mores Sites, State Historical Society of North Dakota Document by Arnold O. Goplen.

INVENTORY

00166-00001 Eroded Butte Peaceful Valley Ranch Medora (ND) 1940-1950
00166-00002 North Dakota Trout Pond Dickinson (ND) 05-29-1911 A. J. Osborn photo
00166-00003 Fisk Expedition at Fort Union (MT) 1866
00166-00004 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0030
00166-00005 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0031
00166-00006 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0032
00166-00007 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0033
00166-00008 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0034
00166-00009 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0035
00166-00010 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0036
00166-00011 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0037
00166-00012 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0038
00166-00013 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0039
00166-00014 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0040
00166-00015 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0041
00166-00016 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0042
00166-00017 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0043
00166-00018 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0044
00166-00019 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0045
00166-00020 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0046
00166-00021 Chateau de Mores renumbered as 0047
00166-00022 Missing-Unknown
00166-00023 Northern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot Dickinson (ND) 1920 Northern Pacific Yellowstone Park Line
00166-00024 Dethroned Monarchs of the West, Dickinson (ND) 08-30-1907 Osborn photo
00166-00025 Junction Sign US 10 North Dakota Highway 16 Beach (ND) 1950
00166-00026 David Thompson monument at David Thompson State Historic Site Verendrye (ND) 1950
00166-00027 Baby Carriage, De Mores Historic Site Medora (ND) 1940 Artvue Post Card Company
00166-00028 Marquise De Mores' Bedroom, De Mores Historic Site Medora (ND) 1940 Artvue Post Card Company
00166-00029 Chateau De Mores, De Mores Historic Site Medora (ND) 1940 Artvue Post Card
00166-00030 Shipping time at Medora. Chateau in background 1940
00166-00031 Chateau DeMores, DeMores State Historic Site. Medora, North Dakota 1940
00166-00032 The Chateau DeMores. Medora (ND) 1940
00166-00033 Chateau Dining Room, DeMores State Historic Site. Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-00034 Part of living room in Chateau DeMores Medora (ND) 1940
00166-00035 Fireplace in Chateau DeMores Medora (ND) 1940
00166-00036 Part of living room in the Chateau DeMores Medora (ND) 1940
00166-00037 Some of Madam DeMores' clothes Chateau DeMores Medora (ND) 1940
00166-00038 Some of Marquis DeMores' clothes Chateau DeMores Medora (ND) 1940
00166-00039 Marquis DeMores' Bedroom, DeMores State Historic Site, Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-00040 Baby Carriage, DeMores Historic Site, Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-00041 Old-fashioned Bath Tub, DeMores Historic Site, Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-00042 Madame DeMores' side saddle on a model horse DeMores Historic Site, Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-43 Pack saddles used by Marquis DeMores on hunting trips DeMores Historic Site, Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-44 More of the Marquis DeMores' saddles DeMores Historic Site, Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-45 Pioneers (T. F. Roberts and Ben Bird) now living in Medora personally knew both Marquis DeMores and Theodore Roosevelt Medora (ND) 1940
00166-46 Marquis DeMores portrait (copy of drawing in SHSND Museum)
00166-47 Statue of Marquis DeMores in Medora (ND) 1940
00166-48 Old-fashioned Bath Tub, De Mores Historic Site, Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-49 Chateau DeMores, De Mores State Historic Site. Medora, N.D. 1940
00166-50 Chateau Dining Room, DeMores State Historic Site. Medora, N.D. 1940

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