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Rosa Kateley Olstad with her bicycle
Rosa Kateley Olstad with her bicycle
TitleRosa Kateley Olstad with her bicycle
Date of Original1900?
DescriptionRosa Kateley standing with her bicyle in front of rock formation.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Bicycles & tricycles
Rock formations
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameOlstad, Rosa Kateley, 1875-1958
LocationDrake (N.D.)
McHenry County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.131; 2008.43.1
Negative Number35mm-0323.27a-28a
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Rosa Kateley (Olstad) bicycle (1900)" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"Rosa Kateley bicycled 75 miles to take a teaching exam in Washburn." - Caption with image published in: Land in Her Own Name, p. 152.
"Rosa Kateley Olstad, age 24, 1900, McHenry County" - Handwritten on back of copy print.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Rosa Kateley Olstad's completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.2.5). The papers include a typed transcription of her diary covering from 1899 to 1903.
Copy photograph print also available (2008.43.1)
Biography/HistoryRosa Kateley was born at St. Charles, Minn. in 1875. She taught in local schools until 1900 when she went to McHenry County, N.D. near Drake to homestead in Spring Grove Township. She proved up her claim in 1905. While homesteading she also taught in local schools. In 1905 she married Carl J. Olstad who homesteaded near her. He was born in 1871 in Norway, coming with his parents to America in 1872. Rosa and Carl farmed and raised their family. Carl died in 1955 and Rosa in 1958.
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 (2008.116.131)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDrs010136
Original SourceSlide
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