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Farm home of Olof and Mary (Hanson) Pierson, Harlow, N.D.
Farm home of Olof and Mary (Hanson) Pierson, Harlow, N.D.
TitleFarm home of Olof and Mary (Hanson) Pierson, Harlow, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionTwo women and several children standing in front of porch of house, with hedge and young trees in foreground.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Hedges (Plants)
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NamePierson, Mary Belle Hanson, 1876-1940
Pierson, Olof, 1868-1948
LocationHarlow (N.D.)
Benson County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.86
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Mary Hanson Pierson, kitchen on her quarter - rest on husband's, field 1897, house built 1903" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"Mary Belle Hanson and her husband Olof Pierson, built this home in 1903 after proving up. The kitchen was built on her quarter and the rest on her husband's quarter. Courtesy R. Warren Pierson" - Caption with image in Land in Her Own Name, p. 107.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.1.90).
Biography/HistoryMary Belle Hanson was born in 1876 at Blooming Prairie, Minnesota of Norwegian immigrants Mads & Belle Hanson of Stjørdahl, Norway. The family moved to Benson County, N.D. where Mary Belle homesteaded in 1897 in Beaver Township. She proved up her land in 1902. She married Olof Pierson who lived nearby. He was born in 1868 in Sweden. They farmed in Beaver Township and raised their family. Mary Belle died in 1940 and Olof in 1948.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.86)
Digital IDrs010091
Original SourceSlide
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