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Funeral for six children and teacher from Rocky Ridge School #11, Belfield, N.D.
Funeral for six children and teacher from Rocky Ridge School #11, Belfield, N.D.
TitleFuneral for six children and teacher from Rocky Ridge School #11, Belfield, N.D.
Date of Original1914
DescriptionSix coffins are visible in a hall in Belfield at the funeral of six children and a teacher from Rocky Ridge School #11 who died in a prairie fire. Four men in suits stand behind the coffins.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectReligion
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Funeral rites & ceremonies
Teachers
Students
Coffins
Organization NameRocky Ridge School (Billings County, N.D.)
LocationBillings County (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-BI-02-26
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-02-26)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032BI0226
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