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Elevating durum, Manfred, N.D.
Elevating durum, Manfred, N.D.
TitleElevating durum, Manfred, N.D.
Date of Original1951-10-07
CreatorBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view taken from the roof of a storage building looking down the conveyor that is elevating the grain. A dump truck has a full box of grain and is pouring some into the conveyor. There is a shovel in the bed of the truck, in the grain.
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Trucks
Conveying systems
Grain elevators
Grain industry
Personal NameBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
LocationManfred (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
Item Number001.33.04
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original16 x 9 cm.
Transcription"Oct. 7, 1951, (SUNDAY) Elevating DURUM"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesLester Burkum's farm was a few miles West of Manfred, N.D.
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. (001.33.04)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
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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 IDdm0013304
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