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Burkum farm, Manfred, N.D.
Burkum farm, Manfred, N.D.
TitleBurkum farm, Manfred, N.D.
Date of Original1927-01
CreatorBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of the Burkum farm. On the right is the barn with cows next to it, and outbuildings that have horses nearby. On the left is the farmhouse and windmill. In the foreground is cropland.
General SubjectAgriculture
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Farms
Storage facilities
Personal NameBurkum, Lars O., 1876-1943
Burkum, Lester, 1912-2001
LocationManfred (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
Item NumberMM2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Photograph albums
Dimensions of Original7 x 12 cm.
Transcription"Our farm, Jan. 1927"--Handwritten below photograph in photo album.
NotesThe Burkum farm was a few miles West of Manfred, N.D.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryLester Burkum was born on September 16, 1912 in Manfred, N.D. to Lars and Guri (Gina) Ronge Burkum. Both of Lester's parents were born in Norway and immigrated to America. After selling the Burkum Store in 1916, Lars and Gina bought a farmstead three miles west of Manfred where they farmed the rest of their lives. Gina died July 11, 1941, and Lars died two years later on July 7, 1943. Lester Burkum was a very intelligent person, finishing high school in three years. Lester Burkum was fascinated with trains, he did quite a bit of traveling taking many photos and home movies wherever he went. Lester died on Tuesday, July 10, 2001, and was buried on Friday, July 13th at Vang Lutheran Cemetery near Manfred, N.D.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation found at the website under Biographies and then the families last name.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (MM2)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
Visit the Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. website: - 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,
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.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmMM2
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