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D.W. Clark, 1st Band in Valley City, N.D.
D.W. Clark, 1st Band in Valley City, N.D.
TitleD.W. Clark, 1st Band in Valley City, N.D.
Date of Original188-
CreatorSanders, A. M., 1859-
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionStudio portrait of David William Clark wearing a marching band uniform and hat standing next to a chair and holding his trombone leaning against the chair back. Mr. Clark organized the first Valley City Band.
General SubjectPortraits
Subject (LCTGM)People
Portrait photographs
Personal NameClark, D. W. (David William), 1854-1950
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Dakota Territory
Item NumberBC 3-1-1
Format of OriginalCabinet photographs
Dimensions of Original17 x 11 cm.
Place of PublicationValley City (N.D.)
Transcription"D.W. Clark, VC 1st Band" and "3.1.1"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"A.M. Sanders, Photographer, Valley City, Dakota"--Printed on back of photograph.
Biography/HistoryDavid William Clark was born May 9, 1854 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. On Christmas day, D. W. married Clara Roselind Porterfield, who was born in Emlenton, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1854. In 1879, David Clark came to Fargo, ND and filed on a preemption and tree claim near Walcott, Richland County, N.D., then returned to Pennsylvania. In 1880 he returned to ND to plow ten acres and seed it to oats. On March 31, 1881, he came to Fargo expecting to build a house and establish an insurance business. He was disappointed to learn the field was well covered, so someone suggested he go to Valley City. David Clark brought his wife and small son, Louis, to Valley City in the Spring of 1881. He built a house which was occupied by the family for 75 years. The Clark family was a musical family. Mr. Clark organized the Valley City Band and both he and his wife sang in the church choir. He operated an insurance agency… Mr. Clark died January 9, 1950 and Mrs. Clark died January 26, 1955. They had five children.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 47 in Barnes County History, Barnes County, North Dakota. Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, 1976.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC 3-1-1)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmBC311
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