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Facts and Figures about Dakota Territory for those intending to settle
Agriculture; Land surveys; Pioneer Era; Environment; Transportation; Weather; Business & Industry;
A twenty page pocket volume that contains facts, figures, and also describes and answers questions about farming and homesteading in Dakota Territory in 1886. Also included is information for emigrants,...
Early Homesteaders cutting sod for sod houses, Mercer County, N.D.
People; Pioneer Era
Early homesteaders of Mercer County are pictured here with their wagons. They are cutting sod to build sod houses. At right, the hole they obtained the sod from is visible. In the background, prairie land...
Bill Fisher and Odell Sabe interview
Business & Industry; Education; City & Town Life; People; Transportation; Social Life & Customs;
An interview with Bill Fisher and Odell Sabe for the KPOK Bowman RadioThon for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Odell talks about the history of Haley, while Bill shares his memories of Buffalo Springs....
Oscar Weisz and Howard Merz interview
Ethnic; Indians of North America; Military; Historic sites; People;
Howard and Oscar talk about J.L. Fisk and the Fisk Expedition who left Minnesota with 180 wagons looking for a route through the Badlands to the gold fields in Montana. The group encountered Dakota Sioux...
John Getz and Ernest Bloomgren interview
Archeology; Historic sites; Indians of North America; Museums and historical societies; People; Social Life & Customs;
An interview with John Getz and Ernest Bloomgren for the KPOK Bowman RadioThon for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. John and Ernest discuss the location of the Deep Creek crossing, the dedication of...
Art and Ruth Hinkley interview
City & Town Life; Education; Social Life & Customs; People;
An interview with Art and Ruth Hinkley for the KOPK Bowman Radio-Thon for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Ruth and Art talk about their life and memories of their childhood. Ruth and Art recall their...
Selma Gunderson and Lawrence Brown interview
People; City & Town Life; Social Life & Customs; Pioneer era
An interview with Selma Gunderson and Lawrence Brown for the KPOK Bowman Radio-Thon for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Selma talks about her family history, her parent's homestead with a sod barn,...
Chet and Dorothy West interview
An interview with Chet and Dorothy West for the KPOK Radio-Thon to raise money for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Chet and Dorothy discuss their lives and the history of the Bowman area. The interview...
Herb and Louise Brown, and Donald Lowe interviews
People; City & Town Life; Women;
An interview with Herb and Louise Brown, and Donald Lowe for the KPOK Bowman Radio-Thon for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. The Browns talk about their family history, their parents homesteads, ranching,...
Sod House, Richland County, N.D.
People; Pioneer Era; Women;
This photograph shows a sod house in Richland County, N.D. It is a small building with wooden windows. The ceiling is not much higher than the owner's height. A woman stands behind the man inside the doorway....
Sod house, Walsh County, N.D.
Pioneer Era; People;
This photograph features an early settler’s home made from sod. Notice the materials used to construct the home. At left a small wooden structure stands next to the sod home. At far left, a man and two...
Schafer homestead and farm, Valley City, N.D.
Agriculture; People; Rural views;
View of the John Schafer homestead and farm near Valley City, N.D. On the left is a small house with barrels against one wall. A woman and child sit in a carriage pulled by one horse. Two other structures...
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