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Title: Frank E. Cave

Dates: ca. 1952-1960s

Collection Number:  2013-P-077

Quantity: 59 items

Abstract: 35mm color slides with images of the Cave family and their Bismarck (ND) home, the North Dakota Capitol Grounds, aerial views of North Dakota, images of hunting and a parade on the capitol grounds. Cave was the long-time bridge engineer for the North Dakota Highway Department.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Betty Cave, San Diego, CA.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Frank E. Cave, long-time bridge engineer at the State Highway Department died October 15, 1962 in Bismarck (ND). In 1954, Cave retired as bridge engineer but was retained by the State Highway Department as a consulting engineer. He began his duties with the department planning the structural design and steel detail on the Williston and Sanish Missouri River bridges. Later he planned the Elbowoods Bridge. He was considered an expert on bridge engineering over the tricky Missouri River, helping to plan and complete eight bridges over the river.

Cave was born in Washington Territory, April 16, 1884, a son of farm parents. The family moved to Iowa while he was still a baby. He graduated from high school in Fayette (IA), and received a degree in civil engineering from Iowa State College at Ames in 1908.

He was employed as a draftsman with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway at Chicago (IL) and joined the U.S. Surveyor General’s staff in 1909. In 1913 he served as a topographic draftsman in the Helena (MT) office.

Mr. Cave returned to Iowa in 1913 to serve four years as highway engineer for Butler County. From 1917 to 1919 he worked on the design of the St. Paul Union Depot.

From 1919 to 1925 he was assistant bridge engineer with the SD Highway Commission. He joined the ND Highway Department on November 9, 1925, and became bridge engineer December 1, 1945.

Mr. Cave was a member of the ND and National Societies of Professional Engineers, the Izaak Walton League, Kiwanis Club, Apple Creek Country Club, and held a 25-year certificate from the American Association of State Highway Officials. He was administrative supervisor of the Bismarck Filter Center and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He also was a former chairman and vice chairman of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

He married Verna Ervin in Sanders (MT) on December 3, 1910. She died in April 1962. He left behind three daughters: Mary and Betty Cave, San Diego (CA), and Audrey Cave, Bismarck (ND) and a son, Benjamin Cave, Salem (OR).

Source: The Bismarck Tribune, October 15, 1962, 1-2.

INVENTORY

Item number/Description
2013-P-077-01                   Family picnic on the Heart River, Morton County (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-02                   Flooding, probably Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-03                   Flooding, probably Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-04                   View of the Little Missouri River and badlands, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-05                   ND scene, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-06                   ND scene, ca. 1950s-1960s          
2013-P-077-07                   ND scene, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-08                   Liberty Memorial building, fall 1952
2013-P-077-09                   ND Capitol, fall 1952
2013-P-077-10                   Parade at the ND Capitol, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-11                   Parade at the ND Capitol, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-12                   Irene, Jack, Frank, Fitz, Gene hunting, 1952
2013-P-077-13                   Hunting group, 1952
2013-P-077-14                   Probably the Missouri River, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-15                   Woman on horseback, 1952
2013-P-077-16                   Men with day’s catch, 1952
2013-P-077-17                   Hunters, 1952
2013-P-077-18                   Group on horseback, 1952
2013-P-077-19                   Missouri River bottom, ca. 1952
2013-P-077-20                   Back yard of home, probably the Cave residence, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-21                   Women with flowers in yard of home, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-22                   Family inside home, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-23                   Frank E. Cave with apple tree in yard of Bismarck (ND) home, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-24                   Verna outside Cave home, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-25                   Verna with bittersweet outside Cave home, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-26                   Frank with bittersweet outside Cave home, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-27                   Flowers outside the Cave home, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-28                   Trees in the Cave yard, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-29                   Frost on 8th Street, Bismarck (ND), January 1953              
2013-P-077-30                   Group having picnic, probably Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-31                   Yard of home, probably the Cave residence, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-32                   Home, probably the Cave residence, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-33                   Yard of home, probably the Cave residence, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-34                   Back yard of home, probably the Cave residence, Bismarck (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-35                   Frost on 8th Street, Bismarck (ND), January 1953
2013-P-077-36                   Filch – Weeping Birch, January 1953
2013-P-077-37                   Frost on 8th Street, Bismarck (ND), January 1953
2013-P-077-38                   Children on bicycles, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-39                   Children raking leaves outside home, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-40                   ND Capitol at night, ca. 1961
2013-P-077-41                   ND Highway Department plans department, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-42                   ND Highway Department bridge department, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-43                   Missouri River, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-44                   Aerial of the Missouri River, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-45                   Aerial of “farm checkerboard,” ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-46                   Aerial of the badlands, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-47                   Aerial of the Little Missouri River, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-48                   Aerial of Dickinson (ND), ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-49                   Aerial of the badlands, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-50                   Aerial of the badlands, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-51                   View of the Missouri river Bottoms, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-52                   Aerial of the Oahe Dam, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-53                   View of the Liberty memorial building from inside the capitol, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-54                   ND badlands, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-55                   ND Capitol building, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-56                   ND badlands, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-57                   View of the ND Capitol, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-58                   ND Capitol, Liberty Memorial Building, and water tower, ca. 1950s-1960s
2013-P-077-59                   View of the Liberty memorial building from inside the capitol, ca. 1950s-1960s

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