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Nelse cooking on camp stove, Fort Yates, N.D.
Nelse cooking on camp stove, Fort Yates, N.D.
TitleNelse cooking on camp stove, Fort Yates, N.D.
Date of Original1902-08-01
CreatorHall, Richard Cecil
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA man identified only as Nelse adds wood to a fire inside a camp stove near Fort Yates. Two pots and a kettle sit on top of the stove. Two other men are visible in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Rural views
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Cookery
Eating & drinking
Stoves
LocationFort Yates (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number00286-28C
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryHoward Eaton left Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved west to the Dakota Badlands, first to hunt, and then to ranch. He founded the Custer Trail Ranch four miles south of Medora, so named because George Armstrong Custer had camped nearby on his way to the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Eaton's brothers Alden and Howard arrived in 1881 and 1882. In addition to cattle, the Eatons maintained sheep and horses. A severe winter in 1886-87 culled the cattle operation. Friends of the Eatons had long stayed at the ranch for hunting, and in 1882 they began charging for a dude ranch experience. In 1904 the Eatons moved their ranching operations to Wolf, Wyoming. Parts of the ranch were sold to Bill McCarty and other individuals from the Medora area.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionEaton Brothers Photograph Collection 00286
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00286-28C)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0028628C
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