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Esther Vaagen's school, Ridgeway No. 2, Dunn County, N.D.
Esther Vaagen's school, Ridgeway No. 2, Dunn County, N.D.
TitleEsther Vaagen's school, Ridgeway No. 2, Dunn County, N.D.
Date of Original1917
DescriptionStudents stand outside the Ridgeway School No. 2 in Dunn County, N.D. The door to the school is open, and a flag flies on the flagpole.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEducation
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Students
School children
Boys
Girls
Flags
Flagpoles
Rural schools
Schools
Personal NameVaagen, Esther, 1896-1984
Organization NameRidgeway School No. 2 (Dunn County, N.D.)
LocationDunn County (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-DU-10-15
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryEsther Hansen was born in New Lisbon, Wisc. in 1896. She moved to North Dakota in 1915 to teach school in Dunn County. Jim Vaagen and Esther were married in Wisconsin in 1918. The Vaagens had three children, Ruth, Garth, and Wesley. Wesley was killed in an accidental shooting in 1941. Jim worked on his own land near Werner, and on other ranches and in the area. Esther wrote a column for the Killdeer Herald from 1927 until her death in 1984.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-DU-10-15)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032DU1015
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