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Wagons on the plain, N.D.
Carts & wagons; Horses; Dirt roads; Houses;
A group of people in three wagons are sitting on the plains somewhere in North Dakota. In the background various houses are visible.
Regis de Trobriand diary excerpt
Forts & fortifications; Grasshoppers; Eating & drinking; Soldiers; Diseases; Cows; Milk; Meat; Pork; Fish; Onions; Garlic; Snow; Winter; Steamboats; Vinegar industry;
General Philippe Regis de Trobriand came to Fort Stevenson in 1867. His troops built the post, barely completing the necessary buildings before the extremely harsh and early winter began. Trobriand’s...
Excerpts from William B. Hazen article "The Great Middle Region of the United States"
Hay; Temperature; Railroads; Forts & fortifications; Rain; Weather; Summer; Winter; Storms; Horses; Immigrants; Farming;
A brief excerpt from an article written by William B. Hazen (commanding officer of Fort Buford) and a chart of the rainfall records from Fort Buford. Hazen’s comments were published shortly before the...
Oscar H. Will & Company seed catalog, 1913
Trees; Vegetables; Fruit; Flowers; Seeds; Seed trade; Gardening; Mail-order businesses; Catalogs;
The 1913 edition of the Oscar H. Will & Company seed catalog features ordering instructions, premiums, and details on a variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and grains hardy enough to be grown on the...
Oscar H. Will & Company seed catalog, 1932
Seeds; Seed trade; Gardening; Mail-order businesses; Catalogs; Corn; Covered wagons; Horses; Ox teams;
The front page of the Oscar H. Will & Company seed catalog for 1932 features a family in a covered wagon driving across the plains. Two corn varieties are also featured: Falconer and Gehu.
General map of North America drawn from the best surveys
Maps; Rivers; Discovery & exploration;
Some details of the Northern Plains begin to be filled in with this map from 1795.
Map of the territory of Ossiniboia with the adjacent countries exhibiting the communications with Canada, the Mississippi, and Hudson's Bay
Maps; Lakes & ponds; Rivers; Trails & paths;
The Map of the Territory of Ossiniboia shows the Canadian perspective on the northern Great Plains. While its central focus is the area which is today known as Manitoba and Saskatchewan, geographic features...
1994 North Dakota railroad map
Maps; Railroads; Railroad companies; Grain elevators;
This map shows how the major economic changes of the 20th century affected the state's railroads. Many lines have been abandoned and removed and others, tracks still in place, are no longer in use. Some...
Jolly Boy, a horse that Theodore Roosevelt rode, Lisbon, N.D.
Horses; Presidents; Politicians; Flags;
A pale horse named Jolly Boy poses wearing flags and other patriotic memorabilia. He also wears a sign reading "Jolly Boy rode by President Roosevelt on the plains of North Dak." A Lisbon business is visible...
Mark Kellogg diary
Reporters; Military life; Military tactics; Military officers; Troop movements; Campaigns & battles;
The diary is composed of 37 sheets of copy paper and documents Kellogg's time reporting on the Big Horn-Yellowstone Expedition of 1876 when he accompanied George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry during...
Margaret Primeau and Genevieve Forte Froelich portrait
Cowgirls; Cowboy hats; Chaps; Firearms; Saddles; Cigarette papers; Cigarettes; Portrait photographs; Girls;
Margaret Primeau and Genevieve Forte Froelich dress as cowgirls for this portrait. Both wear neckerchiefs, hats, chaps and gunbelts. Saddles and other equipment is on the floor. Both appear to be rolling...
Sheet music for the song North Dakota with lyrics by Paul Cunningham and music by Leonard Whitcup.
Antelope on the plains
Two antelope roam the plains, likely in rural North Dakota. Several trees are visible in the distance.
Round-up on the North Dakota plains Fred Olsen photo
Postcards; Cowboys; Horses; Herding; Tents; Chuck wagons; Corrals;
Cowboys watch over horses gathered to eat and drink during a North Dakota roundup. Several tents and a chuckwagon have been set up at the center of the image. Some horses stand in a corral at left.
Pioneer relics found occasionally on the North Dakota plains
Postcards; Skulls; Knives; Axes; Pipes (Smoking); Arrowheads;
A variety of implements and instruments pulled from the North Dakota soil are on display. Identified from left are a buffalo hunter's knife, a buffalo skull, an Indian war club, the head of an Indian war...
North Dakota cowboys in camp
Postcards; Cowboys; Horses; Cowboy hats; Cowboy boots; Chaps; Tents;
Two Indian cowboys, one standing, and the other on horseback, pose for a photograph next to a tent set up on the North Dakota plains. The standing man wears chaps.
Turning over rich sod on the North Dakota plains
Postcards; Cattle; Ox teams; Plows; Plowing;
Farmers use cattle and oxen to pull plows to break up the land in an unidentified North Dakota location.
Red Butte, a guiding butte to North Dakota cowboys
Red Butte rises from the North Dakota plains. Prairie grasses and small trees are visible in the foreground.
Buffalo hunt, Sioux Indians
Hunting; Buffaloes; Horses;
Three Sioux Indians on horseback pursue buffalo across the plains. Buttes and trees are visible in the background.
Welcome to North Dakota Mountain Removal Project Completed sign
Humorous pictures; Billboards; Signs (Notices);
A humorous sign welcomes visitors to the plains of North Dakota by proclaming that the mountain removal project has been completed.
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