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Amidon Hotel, Amidon, N.D.
Amidon Hotel, Amidon, N.D.
TitleAmidon Hotel, Amidon, N.D.
Date of Original1938
DescriptionTwo men stand outside the Amidon Hotel and read a sign that is propped up behind one of the vehicles parked in the lot. The sign reads: "We burn our coal mines, fossilize our ancestors, petrify our wood, welcome our guests, stop and see us, Amidon Community League."
Ordering Information
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Hotels
Signs (Notices)
Organization NameAmidon Hotel (Amidon, N.D.)
LocationAmidon (N.D.)
Item Number2003-P-10-001D
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Amidon Hotel 1938 right Harry Roberts"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryHarry Roberts was born in Mankato, Minn. in 1891 and moved with his family to Billings County, N.D. when he was three weeks old. He married Hulda Carlson in 1913, and they both lived on a homestead in Billings County. The Roberts operated the Amidon Hotel for five years, then they moved to Mott where they operated a coffee shop. In June of 1941, the family moved to Medora, where Harry Roberts became the first caretaker of the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. Hulda Roberts died in 1959. Harry married Ruth Merz in 1961 and remained caretaker at the Chateau de Mores until 1966.
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-10-001D)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2003P10001D
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