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Sheep on Nester Farm, Valley City, N.D.
Sheep on Nester Farm, Valley City, N.D.
TitleSheep on Nester Farm, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Original1896
CreatorFisher and Company, photographers
Creator RolePhotographers
DescriptionView of a large herd of sheep with a boy and dog at the back fence next to a team of two horses pulling a smal cart with a man in it. In the background there is snow on the ground, and off on the left in the distance are farm buildings.
General SubjectWork Life
Subject (LCTGM)Sheep
Carts & wagons
Agricultural facilities
Sheep ranches
Personal NameHoster, George W.
Hoster, Walter
Nester, K.
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Item NumberBC 8-7-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Publisher of OriginalFisher & Co. Photo
Place of PublicationValley City (N.D.)
Transcription"8.7.1" and "Grand dad (George) Hoster, Walter Hoster, Part of 7, 000 Sheep on Nester Farm, 1896"--Handwritten on back of photograph and on the front of the photograph.
"Fisher & Co., Photographers, Valley City, N.D."--Stamped on the back of photograph.
NotesAnother photograph on the Nester farm said 2, 000 sheep.
Biography/HistoryGeorge W. Hoster came to Valley City from Seneca Falls, New York in 1888, to manage the Nester Farm, located about five miles north of Valley City, now owned by Stewart Herzberg. He was born in Fayette, NY in 1852. His wife, Christian Stahl Hoster, and four children came to live with him soon after. The children were Walter Stahl, George W. Jr., Donald Kenneth, and one daughter, Nina.
The owner of the farm, K. Nester, was a wealthy landowner back in New York. His farm in Barnes County was a big sheep ranch and there was also grain farming. Mr. Hoster died in Oakland, Calf. in 1908.
Walter graduated from Dixon Military Academy in Dixon, Illinois, and attendee the U. of Minn. For one year. Walter worked with his father on the Nester farm and soon had a wife and a farm of his own near Wimbledon. He married Hilda Chilberg in Valley City in 1899, they had five children.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 107 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 8-7-1)
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 IDdmBC871
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