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