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Threshing party in Wells County, N.D.
Threshing party in Wells County, N.D.
TitleThreshing party in Wells County, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionA 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.
General SubjectPeople
Pioneer Era
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Bicycles & tricycles
Carts & wagons
Carriages & coaches
People associated with agriculture
Personal NameMelby, Mary Skattebo, 1875-1936
Dahle, Margit
LocationWells County (N.D.)
North Dakota
Item NumberMM16
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 28 cm.
Transcription"Mrs. Bendier Rognes sister, Mrs. O.S. Hovey, Dora, Mrs. Nels Anderson, Mrs. O.K. Melby, Ingribeg Neuhagen, Mrs. Gullick Dahle, Mary Hovey"--Handwritten on the front of the photograph.
Biography/HistoryMary 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.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (MM16)
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 IDdmMM16
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