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Anton Nelson homestead and first school, Litchville, N.D.
Anton Nelson homestead and first school, Litchville, N.D.
TitleAnton Nelson homestead and first school, Litchville, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1901 and 1903
DescriptionCattle and horses graze on the Anton Nelson homestead near Litchville, N.D. A barn and windmill is visible. Children stand in the yard, or sit on horseback. In the distance, behind the windmill, the first Litchville School is visible.
Ordering Information
General SubjectAgriculture
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Schools
Horseback riding
Personal NameNelson, Anton L. (Anton Lawrence), 1868-1944
LocationLitchville (N.D.)
Item Number00032-BA-06-23
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Written on reverse: Homestead of Anton Nelson 2 miles straight west of Litchville. The building behind the windmill and slightly to the right is the first school for Litchville children. Approx. 1901-02-03"--Typewritten on label affixed to front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryAnton Nelson was born in Denmark in 1868. His parents moved the family to Albert Lea, Minn. when he was only 9 years old. He married Julia Morken in 1888. The couple moved to Kent, Wash. to homestead. In 1900, the Nelsons and their 3 children Amanda, Inez, and Florence moved to Litchville, N.D. Later, 3 more children, Alice, Roy, and Guy were born. Originally, the Nelsons homesteaded, but Anton later opened a restaurant in Litchville, and also worked as a night watchman in Marian, and an elevator man. Anton died in 1944 and Julia died in 1905.
Bibliographic ReferenceBarnes County history : Barnes County, North Dakota. Valley City, N.D.: Barnes Co. Hist. Soc, , 1976. p. 168.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-BA-06-23)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032BA0623
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