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Clara Blegen Odegard portrait
Clara Blegen Odegard portrait
TitleClara Blegen Odegard portrait
Date of Original1901
DescriptionFormal portrait of young woman.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameOdegard, Clara Blegen, 1879-1974
LocationRolette (N.D.)
Rolette County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.17; 2008.10.1;
Negative Number35mm-248.10;
Format of OriginalSlides
Copy photographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Clara Blegen (Odegard) 1901" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"Clara Blegen was seven when she came to Churchs Ferry, N.D. with her parents. Courtesy Lola Ruff" - Caption with image in Land in Her Own Name, p. 21.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire in Lindgren's research papers (292.1.21).
Biography/HistoryClara Blegen was born in 1879 at Stewartville, Minnesota to Norwegian immigrants. The family moved to Churchs Ferry, N.D. and she homesteaded in Rice Township, Rolette County, N.D. in 1900. She gained title to the land in 1905 and married Edward Odegard in 1905. Edward was born in 1882 in Krodsherad, Norway and came to America circa 1901. Edward and Clara lived on the farm until 1934 when they moved to Hatton, N.D. until circa 1945-1946 when they returned to northern North Dakota. Edward died in 1962. She died in 1974.
Bibliographic ReferenceRuff, Lola. The Odegard Reunion, July 30-31, 1994, Fargo-Moorhead. Moorhead, Minn.: L. Ruff, 1994.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.17)
Digital IDrs010022
Original SourceSlide
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