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  • USS North Dakota: Fourth Grade Lesson -

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    USS North Dakota Silver Service C1518-5
    The Silver Service on display at the
    State Historical Society. A picture
    North Dakota hangs on the
    wall behind the platter. C1518-5.
    USS North Dakota punch bowl.
    The punch bowl is the single
    largest piece of the set. The
    design includes many symbols of
    North Dakota. 0018-24-01.
    Handles on the silver punch bowl, 0018-24-02
    The handles of the punch bowl are
    shaped like the heads of the bison
    that used to roam the plains of
    North Dakota. 0018-24-02.

    USS North Dakota punch bowl.
    When the Silver Service was
    returned to North Dakota in 1926, it
    was honored with a reception at the
    State Historical Society. This photo
    shows the set prepared for the
    reception. C0307-3.
    Governor and Mrs. Sorlie serve punch with the silver punch bowl.  0099-0284
    Governor and Mrs. Sorlie serve
    punch using the silver ladle
    and punch cups to former governor
    and North Dakota Supreme Court
    Justice John Burke. The director
    of the State Historical Society and
    the State Librarian stand beside
    the two governors at the reception
    for the Silver Service. 0099-0284.