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City Bakery operated by Thomas N. Ritchie, Valley City, N.D.
City Bakery operated by Thomas N. Ritchie, Valley City, N.D.
TitleCity Bakery operated by Thomas N. Ritchie, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Original1882
DescriptionView of Thomas Nicoll Ritchie standing on the boardwalk out front of his bakery, which is a small wooden building, with a sign that says City Bakery.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Pioneer Era
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Buildings
Wooden buildings
Personal NameRitchie, Thomas Nicoll, 1839-1907
Organization NameCity Bakery (Valley City, N.D.)
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Item NumberBC 16-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original11 x 17 cm.
Transcription"City Bakery operated by Thomas N. Ritchie located just north of the City Library in 1882"--Printed on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThomas Nicoll Ritchie was born in Grinchfield, Scotland; as a young man, emigrated to Canada where, in 1876, he married Eliza Barnett, daughter of Peter and Mary Barnett, who was born in Canada in 1857.
About 1881 Thomas and Eliza Ritchie, with their two children, Mary Dean and David St. Clair, came to Valley City. Here Mr. Ritchie established his bakery shop and later a small café just north of the Northern Pacific Railway tracks. In 1882 a third child was born, Lorne Stanley Barnett, and two years later, 1884, Eliza Ritchie passed away, leaving the care of their three small children to Thomas and his sister Jean, who came over from Dundee, Scotland, to help her brother. Thomas Ritchie was the first bakery owner in Barns County. Mr. Ritchie was an active man in the civic affairs of the village until his death in 1907.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 207 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 16-1)
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 IDdmBC161
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