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Williston, Downtown, N.D.
Homesteading; Stores & shops; Men; Buildings;
By 1888, Little Muddy, now Williston, had begun to grow. Metzger's store was still in the center of things. The two story building may have been the Carl Wittmeir store. Another of the log structures no...
Pioneers; Frontier & pioneer life; Homesteading; Cityscapes; City & town halls; Houses; Log buildings; Log cabins; Fences; Churches;
The Zahl residence in Williston appears lower left in this early image of the town. Doc Zahl lived here in the 1890s when he operated a butcher shop, sold horses and was county treasurer for a term.
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.
Little Muddy, G. Metzger's Grocery Store, N.D.
Grocers; Grocery stores; Buildings; Homesteading;
Little Muddy in 1887. G. B. Metzger's grocery store dominated the scene. In the background left to right are buildings owned by Alton Wagner, Andy Wittier, Bob Pontet, Joe Bell and Henry Eharst.
Young woman bicyclist portrait
Women; Bicycles & tricycles; Homesteading; Hats; Skirts; Gloves; Studio props;
"This young bicyclist may be 'Miss Grace Smith' who pedaled L.V. Coulter all the way to the picnic at Wilson's Grove. The photo was taken by M.G. Markell, the first photographer to settle in Williston."...
Squires return from a Farmers Club trip, Squires, N.D.
Men; Automobiles; Croplands; Hats; Coats; Neckties; Clouds; Homesteading;
Farmers Club trips were a popular means of learning for the early settlers. This picture was taken July 28, 1915, at the end of an excursion to Marmon, Cottonwood Lake, and Wildrose by forty members of...
Emil Hanson, homesteader, reading a magazine, Squires, N.D.
Men; Periodicals; Magazine covers; Chairs; Photographic studios; Suits (Clothing); Neckties; Homesteading;
Emil Hanson, the brother of Hartvig, the photographer, is pictured posing for a photograph during a relaxing moment as he sits indoors and reads one of Hartvig's magazines, Popular Photography. The magazine...
Homesteaders on motorcycles, Squires, N.D.
Men; Motorcycles; Hats; Neckties; Coats; Croplands; Homesteading;
Three men sit on three motorcycles. The dates on the licenses appear to be from about 1910. The two Harley Davidson motorcycles on the outside are equipped with carbide headlights. The middle motorcycle...
Homesteaders inside a Chuck Wagon (cook car), Squires, N.D.
Homesteading; Chuck wagons; Women; Men; Barrels; Lumber; Pails; Grasses; Houses; Croplands; Tableware; Hats; Dresses;
Pauline Vaselenko, ? Zapara, and P.N. Zapara take a break from manning the Chuck Wagon (cook car) to pose for a photograph in the doorway of the car. Outside the car are barrels, lumber and a pail, Squires,...
Men and seesaw, Squires, N.D.
Homesteading; Men; Seesaws; Rocks; Ladders; Lumber; Trees; Snow; Grasses; Hats; Coats;
A makeshift seesaw supports one man on each end, and one in the middle. The man in the middle is standing and pointing his finger in the air, while the other two men are sitting, facing the camera. Rocks...
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.....
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.
Rev. Burnt O. Brown farm, Burg Township, Divide County, N.D.
Farmhouses; Ox teams; Mules; Barns; Homesteading; Men;
One story combination wood frame house and tar paper shack on homestead. Man, likely Rev. Burnt O. Brown, holding two teams of oxen and a team of mules in farmyard. A barn visible in background.
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