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Joseph Buchheit and Steve Rorvig in Buchheit-Bakken Store, Binford, N.D.
Joseph Buchheit and Steve Rorvig in Buchheit-Bakken Store, Binford, N.D.
TitleJoseph Buchheit and Steve Rorvig in Buchheit-Bakken Store, Binford, N.D.
Date of Original1915 or 1916
DescriptionJoseph Buchheit and Steve Rorvig are the only two men identified in this interior view of the Buchheit-Bakken Store in Binford, N.D. Gloves are displayed on a rack hanging from the ceiling. Other items are stacked high on shelves, or stored in display cases. A sign in the foreground advertises "33% off on ladies shirt waists."
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
People
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Stores & shops
Gloves
Signs (Notices)
Showcases
Personal NameBuchheit, Joseph, 1854-1932
Rorvig, Stephen, 1874-1960
Organization NameBuchheit-Bakken Store (Binford, N.D.)
LocationBinford (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-GG-16-18
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryJoseph Buchheit was born in 1854 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He later moved to Indiana, attending school until returning to attend college in Kitchener, Ontario. He returned again to Indiana and worked in the mercantile business until 1880 when he moved to Griggs County, N.D. to take up farming. He married in 1887 and farmed until 1903 when he and his wife moved into Binford, N.D. He managed the Buchheit-Bakken store there until 1919, and also was involved in the First National Bank. He served on the Griggs County Commission from 1891 to 1915. He died in 1932.
Stephen Rorvig was born in Norway in 1874. His family immigrated to Minnesota in 1883, then moved to McHenry, N.D. Stephen Rorvig first worked as a fireman for the Northern Pacific Railroad. He later became associated with the Buchheit-Bakken store in Binford until the store was destroyed by fire. In 1926, he began operating a service station with his sons, which he did until his death in 1960.
Bibliographic ReferenceGriggs County heritage. Cooperstown, N.D.: Griggs County Heritage Book Committee, 1976. p. 22, 30.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-GG-16-18)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032GG1618
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