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Anton Nelson homestead and first school, Litchville, N.D.
Schools; Windmills; Cattle; Horses; Children; Horseback riding; Barns;
Cattle and horses graze on the Anton Nelson homestead near Litchville, N.D. A barn and windmill is visible. Children stand in the yard, or sit on horseback. In the distance, behind the windmill, the first...
Distant view of a homestead and grain shocks, N.D.
Croplands; Houses; Grain industry;
A distant view of houses and grain shocks behind an expansive cropland, Williston, N.D.
Jonathan Winkjer homestead, Montrose, N.D.
Men; Plows; Wooden buildings; Homesteading; Plowing; Plows; Ox teams; Croplands;
Jonathan Winkjer poses for a picture outside of his homestead, standing behind his oxen and equipment, following a day of "sod-busting" in Montrose, N.D.
John Olson, homesteader, plows with oxen, south of Zahl, N.D.
Plowing; Plows; Homesteading; Ox teams; Croplands; Men; Hats;
John Olson, plowing with oxen
Men breaking sod with a hand plow, Zahl, N.D.
Plows; Plowing; Horses; Men; Homesteading; Croplands; Hats; Boulders;
Nels Olson and Henry Halvorson break sod the hard way with a horse drawn hand plow
Main Street, Belfield, N.D.
Banks; Restaurants; Signs (Notices); Utility poles;
A bank is visible at center of this early image of Belfield, N.D. A restaurant is visible across the street, with a man and a horse standing outside. A sign propped up against a utility pole in the foreground...
Cities; Business districts; Stores & shops; Dirt roads; General stores; Homesteading;
A view of early Main Street Williston. The Lofgren Bros General Merchandise, Hardware, and Farm Implements is visible at the right side of the photograph.
Coyotes, "Enemy in the dark," Williston, N.D.
Four howling wolves are pictured, big problems for early North Dakota homesteaders.
Sarah Barnfather and Cora Meglasson at Recreation Park, Williston, N.D.
Parks; Women; Dresses; Eyeglasses;
Two women, Sarah Barnfather (left) and Cora Meglasson chat while at Recreation Park in Williston, N.D.
Three children outside, Williston, N.D.
Children; Boys; Infants; Coats; Hats; Blankets; Chairs; Tapestries;
Two young boys stand on either side of an infant on a chair covered in a blanket. Both boys are wearing coats, and the infant is wearing a hat. Hay bales can be seen behind the boys, and a tapestry was...
Homesteading women in front of Jane Fairweather's house at her party, Howard, N.D.
Homesteading; Women; Houses; Dresses; Hats;
Four women homesteaders, Cynthia Evans, Olive Mehus, Agnes Card and Jane Fairweather, dressed for Jane's party, pose for a photograph in front of Jane's house, the day before the cyclone, Howard, N.D.....
Man on horse, Williston, N.D.
Men; Horses; Grains; Hay;
A man rides a horse, which is surrounded by three other horses. In the background, on the right side of the photograph are large grain shocks.
Man outside home, Williston, N.D.
Men; Neckties; Houses;
A man wearing a necktie, outside a house, looks away from the camera while being photographed.
Young man outside house, Williston, N.D.
Men; Teenagers; Suits (clothing); Neckties; Houses;
A young man is seated outside a house, wearing a suit and necktie.
Unidentified homestead after blizzard
Blizzards; Snow; Farmhouses; Horses; Chimneys;
An unidentified homestead is covered in snow. A woman and three girls stand in front of their wood-frame house. A man holding horse bridle is on right. A tunnel opening in the center of the photograph...
Family outside home, Wildrose, N.D.
Homesteading; Houses; Families; Men; Women; Children; Equipment; Carts & wagons; Dresses; Hats;
A family in formal dress stand outside their homestead shack. Farming equipment can be seen tot he right of the men. A cart loaded with supplies can be partially seen behind the house. The photograph was...
Homestead, Kenmare, N.D.
Huts; Horses; Photographic postcards; Dogs; Men; Sheds; Stables;
A man stands in front of a claim shack with a dog and two horses. A stable or shed is attached to the back of the shack.
Early homesteaders, Mercer County, N.D.
People; Pioneer Era;
Henry Lund and Arvid Nelson pose for this photograph in front of a wooden fence. Both men wear bib overalls and hats. Henry Lund sits while Arvid Nelson stands next to him. Behind them a blanket hangs...
Emil, Mary, Buster, Pete and Rachel on homestead
Homesteading; Carriages & coaches; Dogs;
Homesteaders identified only as Emil, Mary, Pete, and Rachel stand with their dog Buster in front of a homestead shack, likely in North Dakota. Emil and Mary stand while Pete and Rachel sit in the buggy....
First settlers in Williston, N.D.
Homesteading; Men; Cowboys;
Among the first to settle in Williston were these famous buffalo hunters and cowboys: Front, Frank Poe, F.R. "Doc" Zahl, and Nick Bruegger. Standing, Doug Bell, Bent Bell, Fin Barnfather and Joe Bell.
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