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Oscar H. Will Nursery
Oscar H. Will Nursery
TitleOscar H. Will Nursery
Date of OriginalBetween 1905 and 1908
DescriptionFour men working in a field can be seen here. In the background wooden buildings are visible.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Nurseries (Horticulture)
Plants
Men
Wooden buildings
Organization NameOscar H. Will & Co. (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number10190-77-01-156
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original7.5 x 13 cm
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryGeorge Francis Will, Sr. was born on November 8, 1884. He was the son of Oscar H. Will, owner of the Oscar H. Will & Company. George graduated from Bismarck High School in 1902 and Harvard in 1906 then took over his father's business in 1917. Throughout his lifetime, George was considered an archaeologist, anthropologist, ethnologist, naturalist, nurseryman, seedsman, and historian. He worked with the Mandan and Arikara tribes to learn about crossbreeds of corn for his seed business. In addition, he was president of the State Historical Society of North Dakota between 1942 and 1955.
Bibliographic ReferenceHarlow Leslie Walster, George Francis Will: Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Naturalist, Nurseryman, Seedsman, Historian (Bismarck, ND: Bismarck Tribune, 1956), 3-17.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWill Family Collection MSS 10190
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10190.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10190-77-01-156)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10190-76-01-156
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