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North Dakota State Jumping Champion
Horses; Horseback riding; Jumping (Horsemanship); Crowds; Spectators; Trees; Festivals; Exhibitions; People;
"Displaying the form that has won the state title for four years, this Morgan horse jumped at the festival for the Old Settlers' crowd. Two horses, owned by Doug Mahanna, formerly of Williston, gave a...
Woman on horse back getting off a cable ferry, Williston, N.D.
Horses; Horseback riding; Women; Ferries; Rivers; People;
Woman riding a horse on the landing of the cable ferry, which has docked behind her, after crossing the Missouri River. "With Williston fast becoming an important trading center, it was only natural that...
Alexander Old Settler's Picnic 1940s, Watford City cowboy band, N.D
Bands; Musicians; Men; Women; Musical instruments; Band uniforms; Cowboys; Cowboy hats; Drums;
The Watford City Cowboy band poses in uniform with instruments at the Alexander Old Settler's Picnic in Alexander, N.D.
Alexander Old Settlers Parade 1970s, N.D.
Parades & processions; Cattle; Men; Women; Teenagers; Cowboy hats; Cowboy boots; Business districts; Eyeglasses; Cafeterias; Spectators;
A man and woman lead their cattle down the main business street in a parade in Alexander. The pair is passing a cafeteria and a group of onlookers.
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...
Mercer celebration at the Villa Militaire, Fort Buford, near Williston, N.D.
Houses; Crowds; Men; Women; Forts & fortifications; Dresses; Hats; Lawns; Children; Clouds;
A large crowd is gathered outside the Villa Militaire, the headquarters building of old Fort Buford, to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of residents John and Sarah Mercer's ancestors to Fort Buford...
Westlawn School, Williston, N.D.
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During the first decade of 1900 as the thousands of new settlers came to western Norht Dakota seeking the opportunities they did n ot have in the east, the population of Williston nearly quadrulpled. The...
Williston, Main Street, N.D.
Cities; Street lights; Hardware stores; Mercantile facilities; Hotels; Horses; Carts & wagons; Men;
"This was Main Street, early-day Williston, on the morning of April 20, 1907. The camera was pointing south from the intersection of Main and Broadway. The object in the sky was an electric arc-light which...
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.
Teacher and students of School 3, District 37 of Williams County stand outside sod schoolhouse near Zahl, N.D.
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The teacher and students of School 3, District 37 of Williams county appear in the John Brekke photo taken in 1908. Left to right are Anna Bergeron, Teacher Eva McCoy, Elizabeth Coty, Josephine Murphy,...
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