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Paul Lebo, Medora, N.D.
Paul Lebo, Medora, N.D.
TitlePaul Lebo, Medora, N.D.
Date of Original1948
CreatorRoberts, Harry
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionPaul Lebo sits in a cart in a Medora Street. DeMores Park and the statue of the Marquis de Mores are visible in the background.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Parks and forests
Statues and monuments
Subject (LCTGM)Wheelchairs
Utility poles
Personal NameLebo, Paul
LocationMedora (N.D.)
Item Number2003-P-10-0040B
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Paul Lebo 1948 Roberts"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
Biography/HistoryPaul Lebo was born at the Custer Trail Ranch south of Medora in 1886. He attended school in Medora and herded horses at the Eaton Brothers Ranch until being diagnosed with polio in 1895. After receiving treatments in Dickinson and Minneapolis, he returned to school in Medora. He attended the University of North Dakota, then returned home to help his father with ranching. He filed for his own homestead near Ranger, N.D. Lebo was elected as Clerk of the District Court of Billings County in 1908, and was elected judge in 1923. He was also register of deeds for the county. Lebo adapted his car with hand controls, and also used a specially designed cart. He was an accomplished violinist and played at many dances in the area, and was also a photographer. He was married twice; first to Katherine Paggan, who died in 1924, then to Alice Parks.
Bibliographic ReferenceEchoing trails : Billings County history, p. 526.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionRoberta R. Kennedy Photograph Collection 2003-P-10
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2003-P-10-0040B)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2003P100040B
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