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Bryan, Thomas J.
Burkum, Lester, 1912-2...
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Joos Hardware Store, Beulah, N.D.
People; City & Town Life;
Five individuals stand in front of the hardware store on the sidewalk. The building behind them was constructed from wood and large windows are visable in the front. The door to the hardware store is open....
Early homesteaders, Mercer County, N.D.
People; Pioneer Era;
Henry Lund and Arvid Nelson pose for this photograph in front of a wooden fence. Both men wear bib overalls and hats. Henry Lund sits while Arvid Nelson stands next to him. Behind them a blanket hangs...
Early Homesteaders cutting sod for sod houses, Mercer County, N.D.
People; Pioneer Era
Early homesteaders of Mercer County are pictured here with their wagons. They are cutting sod to build sod houses. At right, the hole they obtained the sod from is visible. In the background, prairie land...
Family in front of tent, Fort Berthold Reservation, N.D.
People; Indians of North America;
A Native American family stands in front of a tent. The familiy poses for this picture wearing pioneer-era clothing. At left, the side of another tent can be seen. In the background a horse and more tents...
Oldest house in N.D. at Walhalla Historic Site 1850, Walhalla, N.D.
Historic sites; Pioneer Era; Rural views;
View of a single storey log building with the doorway and windows covered with wood. There are trees and shrubs on both sides of the log house.
Obituary for James Foley
This article discusses James Foley's life, career, and time spent in Medora. It also includes information about his funeral.
Thomas J. Bryan letter
Business & Industry;
This letter was written by Thomas J. Bryan to the Marquis de Mores. It includes information about the cattle industry in Montana and Dakota Territory. It is handwritten with green ink.
High School building South side, Jamestown, Dakota Territory
Education; Pioneer Era; People;
A view of the two story, nine room high school building in Jamestown, N.D. possibly with a bell tower on top. There is a group of students and teachers standing lined up outside the school on the dirt...
Poster for theatrical production of "Handing Down the Names"
Entertainment; Colleges and universities;
The poster for the Bismarck State College theatrical production of "Handing Down the Names." The poster features a sunset at the top half. The bottom half is black with yellow and white print. The poster...
Fred Worthing farm, Grafton, N.D.
A log cabin style home is pictured here. At center, a woman stands and a man sits in the grass. Further to the right, a woman sits in a hammock. Notice the dog resting on the hammock next to her. Several...
Thomas E. Cooper home, Walsh County, N.D.
People; Agriculture; Work Life; Women;
This photograph features a two story wooden house. At left, two men and a binder are visible. Behind that two other horses and a buggy can be seen. In front of the house, Mr. Cooper sits reading near a...
Worthing Farm, Walsh County, N.D.
Women; Pioneer Era; People;
This photograph features a two story wooden house. Three men and one woman pose for the camera. A wagon and buggy are visible as well. Notice the flat land in the background.
Billings County Courthouse, Medora, N.D.
People; Court houses;
This photograph features the Billings County Courthouse in Medora, N.D. It is a one-storey wooden building. Several windows and two brick chimneys are visible. Multiple individuals stand or sit in front...
Hunting expedition, Medora, N.D.
Several hunters are pictured in this photograph. Three men sit posing with rifles, a man and woman kneel in the back, and two women stand at each side of the group. At left, the woman holds a bottle up...
Old Settlers Association Ledger, Mercer County, N.D.
People; Landmarks; Indians of North America; Agriculture; City & Town Life; Politics & Government; Pioneer Era
This ledger includes obituaries of the old settlers of Mercer County as well as minutes of meetings. Information about homesteaders of Mercer County and details of the first old settlers picnic can be...
Jim Hill farm, Pembina, N.D.
Agriculture; Rural views; Pioneer Era; Photography; Work Life;
View of a large number of people working on the Jim Hill farm in Pembina, N.D. In the foreground men are working at collecting wheat, on the right two women sit in a cart with a young girl, and two boys...
Sawing at Ben Wessels, Park Center, N.D.
Six men work at sawing lumber at Ben Wessels in Park Center, N.D. in March 1914. There are large stacks of split wood behind the men, and smaller branches on the left. They are using a log splitting machine....
Ulrich Buchli interview
This interview includes information about when and how Ulrich Buchli arrived in Mercer County. Buchli talks about what cities were established in those days as well as what the county looked like. Buchli...
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