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North Ward School, Bismarck, N.D.
North Ward School, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleNorth Ward School, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original192-?
DescriptionA color postcard view of the North Ward School or William Moore School in Bismarck. Many trees surround the school.
Ordering Information
General SubjectEducation
Subject (LCTGM)Trees
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
Organization NameWilliam Moore School (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - 5th Street
Bismarck (N.D.) - Rosser Avenue
Item Number2009-P-19-66
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Publisher of OriginalSexichrome
Transcription"Where I went to 7th & 8th grade Elsie"--Handwritten on front of postcard.
"North Ward School Bismarck, N.D."--Printed on front of postcard.
"Dear Uncle We got a message that grandmother is expected to die. They want you folks to come down. Mr. Christ Neumiller Shields No. Dak."--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryElsie Milde was born in Selby, S.D. in 1906, but grew up in Wishek, N.D. so that her father Carl could be close to his job on the Soo Line Railroad, and his parents who lived there. The family later moved to Bismarck, where Elsie would be the only one of the four Milde children to graduate from high school. Carl and Christina Milde divorced when Elsie was 13. When she was 16, she met Archie Amundsen in Wishek, whom she would later marry. After finishing high school, Elsie worked a variety of jobs, including as a tailor and clerk at Herr Bros. in Wishek, and with Dr. Chet Dursema in Bismarck as a dental assistant. Elsie and Archie married in 1930, and had a daughter Ardith two years later. In 1945, the Amundsen family moved to California. Archie died in 1979, and Elsie died in 1995.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionElsie (Milde) Amundson Photograph Collection 2009-P-19
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2009-P-19-66)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1966
OCLC number76803707
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