A view of a threshing party. In the front are a group of women, children, and infants. There are two boys standing next to bicycles. In the back on the left are five carriages being pulled by a horse each. There are more horses on the right. There are men in the background, some with the carriages and a few with the horses. In the distance on the right is a farmhouse. On the distant left is a wooden building.
Mary Skattebo, at the age of nine, left her native land, Norway, in 1884. She was accompanied by her parents who sailed for America that year. At seventeen she was married to Mr. O. K. Melby, a young farmer. Due to unproductive crops, people moved out in great numbers. In the company of relatives and friends, the young couple came to Wells County and filed on a homestead four miles north of Manfred. Mrs. Melby passed away in 1936. Gullik H. Dahle was born in Norway in 1862. He married Margit in 1892, she was born in Valdres, Norway, in 1859. They came to the United States in 1893, and then went to Manfred, N.D.
Manfred Heritage Museum Visit the Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. website: ManfredND.org - go to Guestbook. Mailing address: Manfred History and Preservation Inc., PO Box 321, Harvey, N.D. 58341 Open May 1- September 30, on Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm. When open, Museum phone number (701) 547-2564. Manfred project historian, Audrey Solheim, e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org Winter phone numbers that are published in their newsletter for staff who could open the museum on special request are 701-547-3123, 701-324-2091, and Pam Norstedt at 701-324-2027.