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Students of Rocky Ridge School, Billings County, N.D.
Students of Rocky Ridge School, Billings County, N.D.
TitleStudents of Rocky Ridge School, Billings County, N.D.
Date of Original1912
DescriptionStudents of the Rocky Ridge School in Billings County pose for a class portrait in front of the blackboard. The children are unidentified in the photograph, but it is likely some of them were killed in the prairie fire near the school in 1914.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEducation
People
Subject (LCTGM)Students
School children
Boys
Girls
Schools
Blackboards
Organization NameRocky Ridge School (Billings County, N.D.)
LocationBillings County (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-BI-02-07
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryA prairie fire swept towards Rocky Ridge School in 1914. A teacher and six children were killed as they fled the school to run to a plowed field. The schoolhouse and other children survived the fire.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-BI-02-07)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032BI0207
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