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Joseph E. Stephens portrait
Joseph E. Stephens portrait
TitleJoseph E. Stephens portrait
Date of Originalbetween 1883 and 1900?
DescriptionPortrait of Joseph E. Stephens of Mercer County. He is dressed in a suit, with a bow tie and looks away from the camera. This photograph was taken in a studio.
General SubjectPeople
Pioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Suits (Clothing)
Portrait photographs
Personal NameStephens, Joseph
LocationMercer County (N.D.)
Item NumberMH-58
Format of OriginalCopy photographic prints
Dimensions of Original12 x 15 cm.
Transcription"Joseph Stephens came to Mercer County as a woodhawk and roustabout, homesteaded and stayed to become the county's leading sheep rancher"--Typed on label pasted to back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Photograph is a copy.
Biography/HistoryJoseph E. Stevens moved to North Dakota in 1883. He first worked as a woodhawk on the Missouri River before homesteading near Stanton, N.D. in the mid-1880s. Joseph Stephens was married twice and had seven children. Stephens was the first resident of Mercer County to own sheep and became a successful sheep rancher. He died in 1935.
Bibliographic ReferenceHazen Diamond Jubilee Book Committee. Hazen North Dakota 1913-1988. Hazen, N.D.: Book Commitee, 1987. P. 332.
Repository InstitutionMercer County Historical Society
Credit LineMercer County Historical Society (MH-58)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationMercer County Historical Society Attn: Leilani Meyhoff, Secretary 108 7th St. NE P.O. Box 1134 Beulah, N.D. 58523 (701) 873-5070
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmMH58
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