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1. Leonard Brown and Don Picek at Texas Company's Helle No. 1A near Keene, N.D. Leonard Brown and Don Picek at Texas Company's Helle No. 1A near Keene, N.D. Oil wells; Petroleum workers; Petroleum industry; Men; People; Employees; View of two men standing and chatting next to an oil well Christmas tree.

“The Luck of The Texans. ‘It doesn’t look like very much yet, but it’s the beginning of another new...

2. Phillips-Skelley-Hoehn #1A, nine miles north of Alexander, N.D. Phillips-Skelley-Hoehn #1A, nine miles north of Alexander, N.D. Oil wells; Oil well drilling rigs; Petroleum industry; Tankers; "The Phillips-Skelley-Hoehn No. 1A was drilled on a seismic high overlooking the Missouri River, found oil in core samples at 9,230 feet."

3. Samedan Monson Trust #1 and Hardy Salt Papineau #1 oil rigs aerial photograph, N.D. Samedan Monson Trust #1 and Hardy Salt Papineau #1 oil rigs aerial photograph, N.D. Aerial photographs; Oil wells; Oil well drilling rigs; Croplands; "...The camera is pointing east, showing the Samedan Monson Trust No. 1 in the foreground and the Hardy Salt Papineau No. 1 in the distance."

4. Samedan Monson Trust #1 and Hardy Salt Papineau #1 oil rigs aerial photograph, N.D. Samedan Monson Trust #1 and Hardy Salt Papineau #1 oil rigs aerial photograph, N.D. Aerial photographs; Oil wells; Oil well drilling rigs; Croplands; "...The camera is pointing east, showing the Samedan Monson Trust No. 1 in the foreground and the Hardy Salt Papineau No. 1 in the distance."

5. Investors well USA #1 in middle of Lake Sakakawea aerial photograph, N.D. Investors well USA #1 in middle of Lake Sakakawea aerial photograph, N.D. Oil well drilling rigs; Oil wells; Petroleum industry; Lakes; Waterfronts; Mounds (Landforms); An oddity in the petroleum industry of North Dakota was this Madison producer pictured above which in 1958 was the only marine and offshore drilling operation for thousands of miles.
Owned at that...

6. Amerada Petroleum Corporation oil well on M.B. Rudman-Paul Rutledge-Chester Nelson location aerial photograph, Amerada Petroleum Corporation oil well on M.B. Rudman-Paul Rutledge-Chester Nelson location aerial photograph, Tioga, N.D. Aerial photographs; Croplands; Oil well drilling rigs; Railroads; Gas industry; Natural gas; "'Bountiful North Dakota,' the state slogan is symbolized in this air photo taken in November, 1958 wherein the chief sources of new wealth are illustrated... agriculture as showned by the harvested wheat...

7. Ditsworth leads oil tax protest to Bismarck, N.D. Ditsworth leads oil tax protest to Bismarck, N.D. Business people; Farmers; Demonstrations; Petroleum industry; Taxes; Men; Capitols; Legislators; "Jealousy of western North Dakota's oil wealth is nothing new.
Ever since the beginning of oil production in the state, the have-not counties have been trying to 'stick their finger in the pie' as...

8. Ytterdahl #2 oil well, south of Missouri River, N.D. Ytterdahl #2 oil well, south of Missouri River, N.D. Petroleum industry; Petroleum workers; Oil wells; Oil well drilling rigs; The second directional well, the Ytterdahl No. 2...drilled by Worley & Harrell for Amerada Petroleum Corporation.

9. Lars Fretland #1 oil well, N.D. Lars Fretland #1 oil well, N.D. Oil wells; Oil well drilling rigs; Petroleum industry; The Lars Fretland oil well spudded April 2, 1952 and was completed as a producer on May 21, 1952.

10. Great Northern Power Plant, Stack Toppled, Williston, N.D. Great Northern Power Plant, Stack Toppled, Williston, N.D. Power plants; Demolition; Smokestacks; Debris; Railroads; Concrete; On December 8, 1961, just in time to keep it off the tax roll for 1962, the G. N. Railroad demolished its surplus electric power plant in the Williston yards... the 250-foot high smokestack, a landmark...

11. Critchell Parsons and Clarence Iverson, North Dakota Critchell Parsons and Clarence Iverson, North Dakota Men; Neckties; Suits (Clothing); Photographs; "Critchell Parsons, president of the Tioga Petroleum Corporation, right, chats with Clarence Iverson, owner of the land on which the original Williston Basin discovery well was drilled. The meeting took...

12. Tillie Rodvold and Agnes Boussard portrait Tillie Rodvold and Agnes Boussard portrait Women; Tailors; Tailoring; Tailor shops; Eyeglasses; Business people; Following the passing of Gus Carlson, his "Cleaners & Tailors" continued in the capable hands of Clarence and Tillie Rodvold, assisted by Agnes Boussard. Some years later a new "A & T Alterations" tailoring...

13. Gustave Carlson, Williston tailor, N.D. Gustave Carlson, Williston tailor, N.D. Men; Tailors; Tailoring; Tailor shops; Suits (Clothing); Business people; Gus Carlson was going on 84 years of age when this photograph was taken as he was readying a new suit for one of his customers.

14. The Root Beer Barrel with employees and carhops, Williston, N.D. The Root Beer Barrel with employees and carhops, Williston, N.D. Restaurants; Restaurant workers; Cooks; The Root Beer Barrel with its curb service was an instant success when it opened in Williston in 1932. On the photo are: Joe Stahl, "Cec," Jean and Art Linskey. Two of the carhops identified are Betty...

15. Williston railroad yards with steam locomotives on their way to the scrap heap, N.D. Williston railroad yards with steam locomotives on their way to the scrap heap, N.D. Railroads; Railroad shops & yards; Steam engines; Railroad locomotives; Salvage; In the spring of 1954, with diesel traction pretty much taking over, the Williston railroad yards were crowded with steam locomotives on their way to the scrap heap.

16. Silver Grille Cafe, Williston, N.D. Silver Grille Cafe, Williston, N.D. Cafes; Business districts; This picture shows the exterior of the Silver Grille Cafe as it appeared during the zenith of its existence.

17. Great Northern Railway yards with arrow pointing to the Silver Grille Cafe aerial photograph, Williston, Great Northern Railway yards with arrow pointing to the Silver Grille Cafe aerial photograph, Williston, N.D. Aerial photographs; Railroads; Railroad stations; Railroad shops & yards; Railroad tracks; Cafes; Cities & towns; This aerial view of the Great Northern Railway yards in Williston shows the roundhouse and turntable as well as other units of the division headquarters. By the time this photo was taken, during the late...

18. Frank Nasner farm, first to receive REA current Frank Nasner farm, first to receive REA current Electricity; Electric lines; Public utility companies; Electric lighting; Men; Farms; Windmills; First to receive REA current was the Frank Nasner farm located west of Williston. In the photo Lawrence Hughes, Williams Electric line superintendent closes the switch on the yard pole as he is watched...

19. Williams Electric Cooperative Inc. personnel Williams Electric Cooperative Inc. personnel Employees; Power industry; Men; Women; Working personnel were pictured about 1950. In the photo are Vivian Bekkedahl, bookkeeper; Duane Landes, assistand line superintendent; Lawrence Hughes, line superintendent; Sig Forseth, manager; Raymond...

20. Vladimir Porinsh, former chief accountant of the Williams Electric Cooperative, Inc. Vladimir Porinsh, former chief accountant of the Williams Electric Cooperative, Inc. Men; Employees; Public utility companies; Desks; Offices; Vladimir Porinsh served as chief accountant of the Williams Electric Cooperative for many years.
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