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Frank Jay "F. Jay Haynes" Haynes
Birth: Oct. 28, 1853
Saline
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1921
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Photojournalist. A pioneering photographer of the American West, he became involved with photography about 1874 and learned the art of studio portraits and commercial pictures, including stereoscope cards. Moving to Moorhead, Dakota Territory, he had the fortune to meet H.A. Towne of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Working on a commission, Haynes took stereoviews of the Northern Pacific Railroad from Brainerd, MN to Bismarck, Dakota Territory, the beginning of a relationship with the Northern Pacific that lasted to 1905 covering the length and breadth of the railroad. He even had his own railroad studio car that would be attached to trains traveling along the Northern Pacific and dropped off in cities and towns along the way for 20 years. In 1881, Haynes took his stereoscopic camera into Yellowstone as part of a Northern Pacific expedition. Haynes returned to Yellowstone year after year appointed the ‘official photographer' for the President Chester Arthur excursion party in 1883 and in 1884 was given the franchise concession for Yellowstone by the Department of the Interior. Along with his famous, and still stunning, views of Yellowstone, he photographed the ‘testing' of the Northern Pacific bridge over the Missouri River, at Bismarck-Mandan, on October 21, 1882, when eight Mogul locomotives and their tenders were run across, and then parked on, the bridge to determine if it would handle the expected rail traffic. He also took the well-recognized picture of Comanche, the horse that was the sole survivor from Custers Last Stand at Little Big Horn. Haynes enjoyed his visits to Yellowstone during his ‘retirement' years, last visiting in 1920, having turned his photographic interests to his son, Jack. He passed away at his home in St. Paul, MN. A pillar from the Golden Gate Canyon was delivered from Yellowstone to mark his gravesite and commemorate his devotion to the park. Overlooking the West Entrance to Yellowstone is an 8,235-foot peak in the Madison River Canyon named Mount Haynes. (bio by: Itisjustjwb) 
 
Burial:
Roselawn Cemetery
Roseville
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: sectioin 7, Block X, Lot 51
GPS (lat/lon): 44.9972, -93.13817
 
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Record added: Aug 16, 2006
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