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Torval Fosholdt sod house, Courtenay, N.D.
Torval Fosholdt sod house, Courtenay, N.D.
TitleTorval Fosholdt sod house, Courtenay, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1908 and 1911
DescriptionTorval Fosholdt stands with his family outside their sod house near Courtenay, N.D. Three girls stand next to their mother Sophia, and another baby stands in the carriage.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAnimals
People
Rural views
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Sod buildings
Spouses
Families
Horses
Baby carriages
Infants
Personal NameFosholdt, Torval, 1874-1911
Fosholdt, Sophia
LocationCourtenay (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
Item Number00032-GG-09-29
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryTorval Fosholdt was born in Norway in 1874. In 1881, he immigrated with his parents to Iowa. In 1882, the Fosholdts moved to North Dakota. Toval homesteaded on land near Charlson in McKenzie County in 1903, and operated a cattle ranch there. In 1908 he married Sophia Gunderson. The Fosholdts lived in Tyrol township where Torval farmed until his death in 1911. Torval Fosholdt was also an accomplished amateur photographer.
Bibliographic ReferenceGriggs County heritage. Cooperstown, N.D.: Griggs County Heritage Book Committee, 1976. p. 66.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-GG-09-29)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032GG0929
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