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Title: Ralph M. Christensen Oral History Photo Collection

Dates: 1907-1952

Collection Number: 00032-MZ-20

Quantity: 27 items

Abstract: Photographs copied from personal collection of Ralph M. Christensen during his Oral History Interview in Watford City (ND), McKenzie County. The interview can be found on Oral History tape 556A&B.

Provenance: The North Dakota Oral History Project was undertaken by Larry Sprunk, with the cooperation of the North Dakota American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, the North Dakota Farmers Union, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The primary objective of the North Dakota Oral History Project was to conduct oral tape recorded interviews with North Dakotans who lived through the state's history and who could speak of this history from a first-hand basis. Interviewees were photographed at the time of their interviews. In addition, the project borrowed over 6,000 historical photographs which were copied and added to the State Historical Society's collection. Many interviewees also donated family histories, documents, letters, ledgers, books, and artifacts.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.


00032-MZ-20-01               Main Street looking north, Arnegard (ND) 1907
00032-MZ-20-02 – 03      Main Street, Watford City (ND) 1914
00032-MZ-20-04               Watford City (ND) July 4, 1915
00032-MZ-20-05               Building first railroad in McKenzie County. “Leimer’s” grading camp on Cherry C. K. Shows men and horses standing in front of pitched tents
00032-MZ-20-06               Christensen Hardware   1921
00032-MZ-20-07               James Curran editor of Watford City newspaper
00032-MZ-20-08               McKenzie County Courthouse, Schafer (ND)
00032-MZ-20-09               Birds Eye View of Schaefer (ND)
00032-MZ-20-10               Pile driver working on trussel near Watford City (ND)
00032-MZ-20-11 – 12 Building of first railroad in McKenzie County near Schafer (ND)
00032-MZ-20-13               Jay Grantier
00032-MZ-20-14               Baker’s Ferry on Missouri River, McKenzie County (ND)
00032-MZ-20-15               Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rubey and oldest son Al at their claim near Schafer (ND)      
00032-MZ-20-16               Williston (ND) fire team
00032-MZ-20-17               Building 1st railroad in McKenzie County. Boat for transporting building material down the Missouri River
00032-MZ-20-18               Homesteaders going to Schafer (ND) on skis February 1911
00032-MZ-20-19               Hans and Theodore Boe owners of Boe Brothers Implement, Arnegard (ND) 1913
00032-MZ-20-20               Main Street, Watford City (ND) 1914
00032-MZ-20-21               Watford City (ND) July 4, 1915
00032-MZ-20-22               Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martin Elsworth July 1910
00032-MZ-20-23               Main Street, Watford City (ND) 1917
00032-MZ-20-24               Oxen near Watford City (ND) before 1912
00032-MZ-20-25               Severin Johnson homestead 1910
00032-MZ-20-26               Main Street, Watford City (ND) 1952
00032-MZ-20-27               J. P. Christensen Hardware Store 1925

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