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Albert M. Thompson portrait
Men; Photographers; Portraits; Neckties; Suits (Clothing); Photographic studios;
"Albert M. Thompson, and early-comer of the Wildrose area, filed on land two miles north of the town in what is present-day Divide county. His homestead was the first in Palmer township. A neighbor, Frank...
Joseph W. 'Bud' Jackson portrait
Men; Mayors; Ranchers; Pioneers; Horse boarding & training facilities; Soldiers; Business people; Land use;
"Joseph W. 'Bud' Jackson was an early settler in the Williston area... Jackson spent most of his first two years on the OH Ranch in McKenzie County, learning the ranching business from foreman Lem Burns...
Young woman bicyclist portrait
Women; Bicycles & tricycles; Homesteading; Hats; Skirts; Gloves; Studio props;
"This young bicyclist may be 'Miss Grace Smith' who pedaled L.V. Coulter all the way to the picnic at Wilson's Grove. The photo was taken by M.G. Markell, the first photographer to settle in Williston."...
Gronbecks and Witsoes outside Anondale homestead, Barr Butte township, N.D.
Women; Children; Men; Houses; Dogs; Dresses; Hats; Windows; Draperies; Meadows;
A gathering of friends might be the reason for this photo, which is labeled "Anondale Homestead." The adults, left to right, are Anna and H. Marie Gronbeck and Mrs. And Mr. R. A. Witsoe. The children,...
Men and seesaw, Squires, N.D.
Homesteading; Men; Seesaws; Rocks; Ladders; Lumber; Trees; Snow; Grasses; Hats; Coats;
A makeshift seesaw supports one man on each end, and one in the middle. The man in the middle is standing and pointing his finger in the air, while the other two men are sitting, facing the camera. Rocks...
Bachelor homestead shack interior, Barr Butte township, N.D.
Men; Interiors; Books; Tables; Photographs; Flowers; Draperies; Neckties; Tableware; Lamps; Furniture; Firearms; Tablecloths;
A typical bachelor homestead shack interior's "all the comforts of home" and a wall-full of pictures of friends and family living "back east."
First settlers in Williston, N.D.
Homesteading; Men; Cowboys;
Among the first to settle in Williston were these famous buffalo hunters and cowboys: Front, Frank Poe, F.R. "Doc" Zahl, and Nick Bruegger. Standing, Doug Bell, Bent Bell, Fin Barnfather and Joe Bell.
Bob Sutcliffe and Clarence Hagen, Gladys Baseball Players, N.D.
Baseball; Baseball players; Uniforms; Athletes; Gloves; Hats; Men;
Baseball was an important athletic and recreational activity during the homesteading days. Bob Sdutcliffe and Clarence Hagen are pictured in the uniform of their favorite team. Bob published the Williams...
Williston, Downtown, N.D.
Homesteading; Stores & shops; Men; Buildings;
By 1888, Little Muddy, now Williston, had begun to grow. Metzger's store was still in the center of things. The two story building may have been the Carl Wittmeir store. Another of the log structures no...
Emil Hanson, homesteader, reading a magazine, Squires, N.D.
Men; Periodicals; Magazine covers; Chairs; Photographic studios; Suits (Clothing); Neckties; Homesteading;
Emil Hanson, the brother of Hartvig, the photographer, is pictured posing for a photograph during a relaxing moment as he sits indoors and reads one of Hartvig's magazines, Popular Photography. The magazine...
Squires return from a Farmers Club trip, Squires, N.D.
Men; Automobiles; Croplands; Hats; Coats; Neckties; Clouds; Homesteading;
Farmers Club trips were a popular means of learning for the early settlers. This picture was taken July 28, 1915, at the end of an excursion to Marmon, Cottonwood Lake, and Wildrose by forty members of...
Coyotes, "Enemy in the dark," Williston, N.D.
Four howling wolves are pictured, big problems for early North Dakota homesteaders.
Homesteaders outside house, Barr Butte township, N.D.
Men; Bicycles & tricycles; Houses; Hats; Dogs; Teapots; Drinking vessels; Pots & pans; Mining equipment; Windows; Chimneys;
Four men stand and a man and a dog sit outside a tar paper shack. This crew looks more like miners than farmland homesteaders.
Homesteading women in front of Jane Fairweather's house at her party, Howard, N.D.
Homesteading; Women; Houses; Dresses; Hats;
Four women homesteaders, Cynthia Evans, Olive Mehus, Agnes Card and Jane Fairweather, dressed for Jane's party, pose for a photograph in front of Jane's house, the day before the cyclone, Howard, N.D.....
Committee of fifteen prominent men, Williston, N.D.
Men; Suits (Clothing); Tables; Tablecloths; Group portraits; Doctors; Committees; Neckties; Eyeglasses; School superintendents; Jewelers; Business people; Pharmacists; Newspaper editors; Real estate business; Lawyers; People;
Group portrait of fifteen men gathered behind a table indoors, possibly a Boy Scout Committee meeting. Men seated in the front row from left to right: Dr. Harry J. Baker, Dentist; O. Fossum, County Superintendent...
Henry and Dora Halvorson, homesteaders, Zahl, N.D.
Interiors; Men; Women; Neckties; Mustaches; Homesteading;
Henry and Dora Halvorson, homesteaders, pose for a photograph inside their home in Zahl, N.D.
John Olson, homesteader, plows with oxen, south of Zahl, N.D.
Plowing; Plows; Homesteading; Ox teams; Croplands; Men; Hats;
John Olson, plowing with oxen
Jonathan Winkjer homestead, Montrose, N.D.
Men; Plows; Wooden buildings; Homesteading; Plowing; Plows; Ox teams; Croplands;
Jonathan Winkjer poses for a picture outside of his homestead, standing behind his oxen and equipment, following a day of "sod-busting" in Montrose, N.D.
Little Muddy, G. Metzger's Grocery Store, N.D.
Grocers; Grocery stores; Buildings; Homesteading;
Little Muddy in 1887. G. B. Metzger's grocery store dominated the scene. In the background left to right are buildings owned by Alton Wagner, Andy Wittier, Bob Pontet, Joe Bell and Henry Eharst.
Mrs. Walter Koepke (Clara) on a horse, near Twin L. School, Zahl, N.D.
Homesteading; Women; Horses; Hats; Dresses; Meadows;
Mrs. Walter Koepke (Clara) on her favorite horse, near Twin L. School, Zahl, N.D.
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