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Newberry family homesteading in Griggs County, N.D.
Newberry family homesteading in Griggs County, N.D.
TitleNewberry family homesteading in Griggs County, N.D.
Date of Original189-?
DescriptionA view of a homestead. On the left is a seated behind a team of two mules and an ox, next to them a boy sits ontop of a mule. Two small girls wash dishes and another girl sweeps the door step of a one room house. Two ox pull a plow which another man sits on.
General SubjectAgriculture
Pioneer Era
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Ox teams
Childhood & youth
Personal NameGimblet, William H.
Newberry, Ethel
Newberry, Minnie
Bowden, Mabel Newberry
Newberry, Sank
Organization NamePlymouth Congregational Church (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationGriggs County (N.D.)
Item NumberST213
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Homesteading in North Dakota, Griggs County, about 9 miles NE of Cooperstown. Homesteader - William H. Gimblett (bachelor) - Brother of Mrs. George Newberry, former Jamestown resident. Pictured- left to right: Scandinavian neighbor, also proving up on adjacent piece of land; harnessed to plow a "team" of two mules and one ox; On Indian pony, is my older brother, Sank, now of Minneapolis; Dishwashers - Ethel and Minnie Newberry- Sweeping doorstep - Mabel Newberry Bowden. At extreme right - Wm. H. Gimblett, with his three ox team, hitched to plow. Building provided living quarters in front for Uncle Will, buy back part separated by flimsy partition, housed his oxen (oxen) whose big horns could often be heard banging against the boards. Uncle Will attended Jamestown College when the campus boasted only about one building, we are told, and was a classmate of John Knauf and other Jamestown early residents. Later he attended a theological seminary in Chicago and returned to North Dakota to enter the ministry. One of his charges was the Plymouth Congregational Church of Fargo; another was in Carrington - Uncle Will was born in Canada but came to North Dakota in territorial days, became a U.S. citizen and after proving up on this claim bought more adjacent land which he continues to own until his death. He married late in life. No family. Widow still living in Residence Home in Mpls."--Printed on paper attached to back of photograph.
"Framed Picture, The Newberry Family, Homesteading in Griggs County, N.D. From Ethel Newberry Estate F.W. Newberry, Donor"--Printed on card.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Repository InstitutionStutsman County Memorial Museum
Repository CollectionStutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs
Credit LineStutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST213)
Rights ManagementOwned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum.
Ordering InformationStutsman County Memorial Museum
Phone: 701-252-6741
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmST213
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