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Norwegian homestead in North Dakota
Norwegian homestead in North Dakota
TitleNorwegian homestead in North Dakota
Date of Original1889
CreatorHorton, William S., 1865-1936
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionWoman carrying wood in foreground with farm buildings in background. Inset image is of kitchen interior.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectEthnic
Subject (LCTGM)Farms
Log buildings
Log cabins
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian Americans
Norwegian American women
Subject (Local)Sod roofs
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.EtN67.1a
Format of OriginalLithographs
Dimensions of Original14 x 19 cm.
Publisher of OriginalSmalley, E. V. (Eugene Virgil), 1841-1899
Place of PublicationSaint Paul (Minn.)
Transcription"The Norwegians of Dakota. Some people estimate that the Norwegians constitute about one-third of the population of Dakota, and that they have pocketed about two-thirds of the profits from the development of this new country. They are thrifty. Most of them come with just enough to get on Government land and build a shack. Before they had earned the homestead title they were in comfortable circumstances, and now they are loaning money to less fortunate neighbors. One of the largest millers in the State is a Norwegian, William C. Leistikow, of Grafton. The cashier of the Hillsboro National Bank, A.L. Hanson, is a Norwegian. Akrehamson, the Treasurer of Grand Forks County, and one of the largest dry goods dealers in the State, is a Norwegian. The Torrelsons are well known to the Red River Valley as men who have money of their own in the bank at all times ready for loans on good security. Every county has Norwegians who are worth from $25, 000 to $50, 000, all made since settling in Dakota. These people live economically and work hard for the first years, but they Americanize with wonderful rapidity, and take to the comforts and luxuries of life just as soon as they find themselves ready to afford them. There are not poorhouses where the Norwegians are thickets, and the jails are mainly ornamental. North Dakota could ill afford to spare the Norwegian population. - Text on page 32 of same issue.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.EtN67.1a)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00051
Original SourceNorthwest Magazine, Oct. 1889. p. 7.
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