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Drilling for oil on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, N.D.
Drilling for oil on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, N.D.
TitleDrilling for oil on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, N.D.
Date of Original1953?
DescriptionThis oil well takes the focus of the photograph. It extends vertically into the sky. Smoke or dust seem to be moving away from the well to the right. Hills as well as trees are visible too.
General SubjectEnvironment
Work Life
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Oil wells
Smoke
Hills
Trees
Petroleum industry
LocationFort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item NumberTM-34
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 14.5 cm.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryRalph Shane and his family moved to Elbowoods at the time that the Garrison Dam was going to be built. Ralph Shane and his family relocated to New Town after the Dam was built. He served as the Superintendent of the Fort Berthold Agency until August of 1955. He also bought and ran the New Town News for two years.
Repository InstitutionThree Affiliated Tribes Museum
Repository CollectionRalph Shane Collection
Credit LineThree Affiliated Tribes Museum (TM-34)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationThree Affiliated Tribes Museum Attn: Marilyn Hudson, Administrator P.O. Box 147 302 Frontage Road New Town, ND 58763 (701) 627-4477 tatmuseum@restel.net
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmTM34
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