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Title: W. H. Brown Land Company

Dates: 1903-1946

Collection Number: 00090

Quantity: 154 images and five photograph albums

Abstract: Photographs of Flasher, Mandan, and Mott (ND) farms, produce, and related subjects.

Provenance: The William H. Brown Land Company Records were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Mrs. E. H. Yonaka in 1954.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in 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 and 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 bibliographic references.

Related Collections:
MSS 10055 W. H. Brown Land Company
00048 Mrs. George Humphreys

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The William H. Brown Land Company, one of the largest land companies west of the Missouri River, sold and colonized over 150,000 acres of land in southwestern North Dakota and in the Judith Basin of Montana. Company offices were in Chicago, Mandan, Richardton, Mott, and Haynes. Mr. Brown was the founder of and platted the townsites of Mott, Flasher, and Haynes in North Dakota and Hobson and Moore in the Judith Basin County of Montana. The land company was established by William H. Brown who had operated a real estate business in Devils Lake and served as mayor of that town at one time. In 1902 he made his first large purchase of Morton County land and in six years' time had settled over 3,000 farmers' families on the west Missouri River slope. He died at his home in Chicago in 1943.

Mr. E. H. Yonaka, who had been associated with the company since 1908, took over as manager of the office at Mott in 1912, and later became president. He purchased the company at the time of Brown’s death. Mr. Yonaka died in 1954 in Bismarck where he had made his home for the last few years.

 PHOTOGRAPHS INVENTORY

00090-0001         See any stones or gnarled roots in these furrows?
00090-0001         John Matney plowing with horses
00090-0002         Mr. and Mrs. John T. Wallace and family with their Sod House on their 320 acre farmstead 1903-1905
00090-0003         Paul Bohn, Wisconsin farmer, opening up a section of prairie     
00090-0004         Stirring up the stubble on the George Lee farm near Richardton (ND) 1906
00090-0004         George Lee farm near Richardton (ND)
00090-0005         Spring plowing on the Stasney Farm, a few miles south of Mandan (ND) 1906/04/23       
00090-0005         John F. Cauffman in wheat field with land buyers
00090-0006         J. A. Wing farm near Flasher (ND) 1905
00090-0007         Fall plowing in Morton County 1905/10/00           
00090-0008         Threshing in Hettinger County (ND)
00090-0011         Man plowing with two bottom plow pulled by four horses 1903-1905
00090-0012         Adam Friesz plowing with horses
00090-0013         A party of Indiana homeseekers watching operations on a farm in the Little Heart Valley, Morton County (ND)
00090-0014         Harvesting scene near Richardton, Stark County, (ND)
00090-0015         Joe Ressler seeding with 16 horses in Morton County (ND)
00090-0016         Sheep grazing on M.B. Wickhaus farm 2 3/4 mile from Glen Ullin (ND)
00090-0017         Home farm of Thomas W. Toyne, Flasher (ND)
00090-0018         Henry Sefton home and outbuildings
00090-0019         Nelson Van Lishout farm near Mott (ND)
00090-0020         North Dakota Land Paying for Itself                        
00090-0021         Maurice Donnelly, of Indianapolis, (IN) platting
00090-0022         Sheep grazing, Morton County (ND) 1907/00/00                               
00090-0023         Nelson Van Lishout and wife and family and the house he erected on his splendid farm, Hettinger County (ND) 1905
00090-0025         Jacob Bollinger on binder; farm 6 mi. of Flasher (ND)
00090-0027         Threshing out the dollars from the golden grain, Mott (ND)
00090-0028         Jacob Barth farm west of Mott (ND)
00090-0029         John G. Wilkom farm, Mott (ND) 1906/05/00
00090-0030         Threshing in Morton County (ND)
00090-0031         A. A. Jackson farm and stone house, Hettinger County (ND)
00090-0032         John Schedel farm near New Salem (ND)
00090-0033         Products shown at the Southern Morton County Fair held at Flasher (ND) in 1909
00090-0034         Contentment after the day's run on the range, Mott (ND)
00090-0035         J. A. Anderson farm near Flasher (ND)
00090-0037         Home of John Schedel, dairy farmer, near New Salem (ND) 1907
00090-0038         Mott Hotel, Mott (ND)
00090-0039         Immigrants at railyard, Hettinger County (ND) (Same as 0090-207) 1906
00090-0040         Mr. DeMars 1934
00090-0040         corn grown in Morton County not far from Mandan (ND)
00090-0042         John Schedel farm near New Salem (ND)
00090-0044         Moritz Tausend's farm buildings near New Salem (ND)
00090-0044         Moritz Tausend farm near New Salem
00090-0045         Keller farm
00090-0046         Maurice Donnelly of Indianapolis (IN) platting
00090-0049         Hay meadow on section 31, Keller farm showing Heart River and timber, Mandan (ND)
00090-0050         Herefords graze over the rich prairie lands of North Dakota
00090-0053         A North Dakota Meadow, Richardton (ND)
00090-0056         Lady surrounded by produce
00090-0058         F. Miche  farm near Hebron (ND) 1906
00090-0060         Jacob Barth farm west of Mott (ND)
00090-0061         Cutting Out A Car Load Of North Dakota Beef, Mandan stockyards
00090-0063         Cattle in and near water                                              
00090-0064         Van Veghel, Martin                                        
00090-0064         Martin Van Vaghel farm and family
00090-0065         Martin Van Vaghel farm and family’s new home at Mott
00090-0066         A bunch of Herefords with their herders in Hettinger County (ND)
00090-0067         Dress parade, Mandan (ND)
00090-0071         Maurice Ditter, Fred Pietz, B. O. Thorkelson, George Brockmeyer, Theo Cumber, and George Riley Bar-B-Q at Mott (ND) 1910
00090-0073         Plowing with Horses, Morton County (ND) 1905/04/00  
00090-0074         Distant view of Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0076         Hotel, Flasher (ND) 1905
00090-0077         Hotel, Flasher (ND) 1905
00090-0078         Cattle, Hettinger County (ND) 1903-1905
00090-0078         Fat cattle on William H. Brown Company's lands in Hettinger County, (ND)
00090-0079         White Dent corn raised by William Massey on his farm a little south of Mandan (ND)
00090-0080         William Schweigert farm home in Morton County (ND)
00090-0081         P. A. Fristed raised this hog, Mandan (ND) 1906
00090-0083         George Lee farm near Richardton (ND) 1906
00090-0084         Christ Gristene farm 8 miles west of Richardton (ND)
00090-0085         William Klusman dairy herd 8 miles north of New Salem (ND)
00090-0086         A. R. Shepard farm 7 miles south of Mandan 1906
00090-0087         Corn field, Morton County (ND)
00090-0089         Massingham Hereford Stock Farm 1906
00090-0090         P. A. Fristed raised this hog, Mandan (ND) 1906
00090-0093         John Schedel’s farm New Salem (ND)1907
00090-0094         Sioux Indians on horseback Mandan (ND)
00090-0095         Fairview Farm, George Kline, Proprietor, 3 mi. North of Mott (ND)
00090-0096         Seeding on the J.D. Wakefield from near Mott (ND)
00090-0097         Another scene on Paul Bohn's farm
00090-0098         George Lee farm land showing 3 binders in Stark County (ND) 1905
00090-0099         William F. Berrier's grain being threshed, Flasher (ND) 1905
00090-0100         Threshing, Mott (ND)
00090-0101         Farmer with baled hay $9.50 a ton, Mandan (ND) 1906
00090-0102         George Lee farm land showing 3 binders in Stark County (ND) 1906
00090-0103         E. B. Berry's farm, Richardton (ND) 1903-1907
00090-0104         John T. Wallace shocking grain in Hettinger County (ND)
00090-0105         Frank Schaef with 8-gang steam plow farms the Little Heart Valley, Mandan (ND)
00090-0106         James Sawtell’s family and stone house, Morton County (ND) 1903-1907
00090-0107         This is an economical way to turn over six furrows at one time, and disc them too
00090-0108         Flasher Public School, Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0110         Residence of E. E. Wolfe near Flasher (ND)
00090-0111         Benson, B. A. home in Morton County (ND) 1906
00090-0112         Home of the Kilzer Brothers who own a store in Richardton (ND) 1906
00090-0115         Shack with a woman feeding geese. Two horse carriages
00090-0116         Sheep grazing in front of M. B. Wickhaus’ ranch buildings, Glen Ullin (ND) 1903-1907
00090-0118         Farm produce, Morton County (ND)
00090-0119         Home of E. E. Wolfe near Flasher (ND)
00090-0120         Stalks of grain, Morton County (ND)       
00090-0121         Contentment after the day's run on the range, Mott (ND)           
00090-0122         A. A. Jackson stone house in Adams County (ND) 1906
00090-0123         Birds-eye view Mandan, population 4,000 1907
00090-0124         Homestead Farm, Flasher (ND) 1903-1907
00090-0125         July 4th Celebration, Flasher (ND) 1907
00090-0126         Bowery celebration, Flasher (ND) 1907/07/04
00090-0127         Race course at Flasher (ND) 1907/07/04
00090-0128         West Hotel & Café, Mott (ND) 1910
00090-0129         Fred Wiegmann General Store at New Salem (ND) 1906
00090-0130         Birds-eye view of Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0132         Farm house and out buildings, Mandan (ND) 1907/07/04
00090-0133         A. A. Jackson 1906
00090-0134         View of Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0135         Distant view of Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0138         John G. Willkom and family in front of his sod house, Mott (ND) 1904/10/22       
00090-0141         Mr. Diken harvesting wheat with 3 binders on his land 5 mi west of Richardton (ND) 1950
00090-0142         Steam plow at work near Hebron (ND) 1906
00090-0143         F. Miche farm near Hebron 1906
00090-0144         Martin Van Vaghel farmstead near Mott (ND) 1905
00090-0145         Little girls sitting in the garden
00090-0146         At the George Jung farm near Hebron, Morton County (ND) June 1906
00090-0147         Distant view of Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0148         Thomas W. Toyne and family feeding hogs and cattle 2 ½ miles north of Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0150         Henry L. Sefton farmstead in Morton County (ND)
00090-0152         Products shown at the Southern Morton County Fair, Flasher (ND) 1909
00090-0153         Hotel, Flasher (ND) 1905
00090-0154         W.O. Hazelton children, Mandan (ND) 1905
00090-0155         Nelson Van Lishout family seven miles from Mott (ND)
00090-0156         Public School, Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0157         D. J. Delano Homestead and family, Hettinger County (ND) 1905
00090-0158         Hogs, chicken and sheep North Dakota pets 1906
00090-0159         Lost cat returns, Mandan (ND)
00090-0160         Threshing the golden grain in Morton County (ND)
00090-0162         Keller farm 12 miles SW of Mandan (ND) 1906
00090-0163         Hay meadow on section 31, Keller farm showing Heart River and timber, Mandan (ND)
00090-0164         William Massey raised White Dent corn on his farm near Mandan (ND)
00090-0165         W. R. Grace with horses & haystacks on his farm, Flasher (ND)
00090-0166         A.P. Colvin farmstead with stack of hay, Hettinger County (ND)
00090-0167         N. E. Stone farmstead near Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0168         William Martin standing in wheat field 1906
00090-0169         Wheat shocks                   
00090-0170         Farmstead         
00090-0171         Sheep grazing at A. B. Berry's Sheep Ranch, Taylor (ND) 1903-1907
00090-0172         Woman standing in a field of corn, Bismarck (ND)
00090-0173         E. H. Yonaka worked for Brown Land Co.              
00090-0174         William Weeks homestead 1905
00090-0175         Charles H. Gage and A. P. Colvin making hay 1906
00090-0176         Elevators Mandan (ND) 1906
00090-0180         Wold farm near Flasher (ND) 1906
00090-0182         E. H. Yonaka claim shack southeast of Haynes (ND) 1908
00090-0183         Teacher's Institute at Mott (ND) showing about 30 teachers 1908
00090-0184         Martin Van Vaghel farm in Hettinger County                                      
00090-0186         William H. Brown Company, Mandan (ND)
00090-0187         Louis Simonar homestead 7 miles North of Mott (ND)
00090-0193         Haynes Lignite Coal Co. 1908
00090-0198         George Kline farm 3 miles north of Mott (ND)
00090-0199         Nelson Van Lishout Home on a Hettinger County (ND) farm
00090-0200         Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bohn and twins Ella and Della on the farm
00090-0203         Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cotner on their farm west of Flasher (ND)
00090-0204         Haynes (ND)                     
00090-0206         Manley Haskins and family on the farm 8 miles West of Mott (ND)
00090-0207         Immigrants at the railroad yard, Hettinger County (ND) 1906 (Same as 0090-039)              
00090-0209         Martin Van Vaghel new farm home near Mott (ND)
00090-0210         Northern Pacific Railway teams at work grading the new line
00090-0211         Bird’s eye view of Flasher (ND) 1909
00090-0213         Teams waiting to unload at Great Western Elevator, Mandan (ND)          
00090-0217         Howard Jackson farm near Flasher (ND)
00090-0218         Manley Haskins and family on farm 8 miles West of Mott (ND)
00090-0220         Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cotner farm west of Flasher (ND)
00090-0222         Sawtell family with stone house on his farm near
00090-0223         New grade of the NPRR entering Flasher (ND) 1909
00090-0225         Jacob Bollinger
00090-0233         Thain School
00090-0235         Binders and shocks in a field
00090-0244         Immigrants arriving at train station 1906
00090-0245         Wagon loads of wool brought in by teams of horses 1914
00090-0252         Manley Haskins  farm 8 miles West of Mott 1908
00090-0268         Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Delano and kids
00090-0269         Jacob Bollinger seeding north of Flasher (ND)
00090-0271         Charley Westaby homestead at Regent (ND) 1910
00090-0272         Charley Westaby homestead at Regent (ND) 1910
00090-0273         Charley Westaby homestead at Regent (ND) 1910
00090-0274         Charley Westaby homestead at Regent (ND) 1910
00090-0276         J. S. Endslow, Charles Thurston, Edgar Dix, Handy Johnson, Jessie K. and S. J. Boyd, Kelly Charles, and W. I. Bushart 1910
00090-0279        Bannon Bros. Barbers Bath & Laundry in the Barry Hotel
00090-0286         Fairview Farm, Geo. Kline, Prop 3 mi. North of Mott (ND)
00090-0290         Thomas Cooper, Land Commissioner of the NPRR at Flasher (ND) 1910
00090-0292         Farmers Elevator Co. Flasher (ND)
00090-0295         Mackey homestead 1906/04/02
00090-0297         Stock yards holding sheep, Mandan (ND)                            
00090-0300         Manley Haskins farm 8 miles West of Mott (ND) 1908
00090-0302         Manley Haskins farm 8 miles West of Mott (ND) 1908
00090-0305         Wolf farmstead north Flasher (ND)
00090-0307         William Hendricks and John Wakefield on first tractor near Mott (ND) 1910          
00090-0313         Nelson Van Lishout and home Mott (ND)
00090-0314         R. A. Grant and C. A. Kelly in a wheat field in Hettinger County (ND)
00090-0317         Massingham & Cosgrove Breeders 1902
00090-0323         High School Mandan (ND) 1907
00090-0325         Boston Department Store, Mandan (ND)
00090-0326         Hotel Brown
00090-0327         Hotel Brown
00090-0329         Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frylie and children, Flasher (ND)
00090-0345         Flasher (ND) 1910
00090-0347         Massingham & Cosgrove Breeders 1902
00090-0350         Fairview Farm, George Kline, Proprietor, 3 mi. North of Mott (ND)
00090-0352         J. A. Pierson corn field north of Flasher (ND)
00090-0358         Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bohn and twins Ella and Della
00090-0359         Wolf farmstead north Flasher (ND)
00090-0360         Fred Knauss, George Brockmeyer, B. O. Thorkelson, George Riley, and Fred Pietz at barbeque at Mott (ND) 1910/10/14
00090-0367         Great Western Elevator Company, Mandan (ND) 1910
00090-0370         Adrain Rawlings, W. T. Batty, Greta Batty, Homer Batty farm home
00090-0372         Adrain Rawlings, W. T. Batty, Greta Batty
00090-0373         Earlier settlers in Hettinger County (ND)
00090-0376         Fred Knauss, George Brockmeyer, B. O. Thorkelson, George Riley, Theo Cumber, and Fred Pietz at barbeque at Mott (ND) 1910/10/14
00090-0383         Northern Pacific RR; grade just entering Mott (ND) 1910
00090-0384         R. E. Trousdale, W. C. LaDage, Mabel Flasher, W. T. Batty, and Margaret Kelly leaving the railroad at Richardton bound for Mott (ND)
00090-0386         R. E. Trousdale, W. C. LaDage, Mabel Flasher, W. T. Batty, and Margaret Kelly leaving the railroad at Richardton bound for Mott (ND)
00090-0387         Walter Smith on homestead near Mott (ND)
00090-0388         William H. Brown
00090-0389         Immigrants at railroad yard, Hettinger County (ND) 1906
00090-0393         High School Mandan (ND) 1910
00090-0397         R. E. Trousdale, W. C. LaDage, Mabel Flasher, W. T. Batty, and Margaret Kelly leaving the railroad at Richardton bound for Mott (ND)
00090-0407         Massingham & Cosgrove Breeders 1902
00090-0408         J. A. Pierson making bundles on his farm
00090-0411         Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Byson homestead
00090-0422         Farmers Elevator, Mandan (ND) 1908
00090-0428         George F. Bingenheimer residence, Mandan (ND) 1910
00090-0435         Jacob Bollinger seeding
00090-0436         Richardton (ND) 1910
00090-0437         Great Western Elevator Co. Mandan (ND) 1910
00090-0443         Henry L. Sefton seeding, Mandan (ND)
00090-0450         Haynes (ND)
00090-0451         Haynes Lignite Coal Co.                                
00090-0452         Merle Hammond, J. B. Slosson, E. H. Yonaka, and Mabel Flasher in coal mine
00090-0453         Farmers around creamery New Salem (ND)                        
00090-0454         Northern Pacific Railway grade just entering Mott (ND) 1910
00090-0455         Street scene, Flasher (ND)  
00090-0457         Railroad Graders camp, Mott (ND)
00090-0464         C. W. Rumple, C.W. Meat Market, Mott (ND) 1910
00090-0464         Brown Hotel, Mott (ND)
00090-0468         Nelson Van Lishout and homestead Mott (ND)
00090-0477         C. A. Hunter farm currently A. Roessing farm 1910
00090-0479         Horse racing day at the Fair Ground, Mandan (ND) 1910
00090-0480         Timmeren Stock Farm
00090-0481         Timmeren Stock Farm
00090-0482         A. F. Dietz & Sons Elevator, New Salem (ND) 1910
00090-0486         City Park, Flasher (ND) 1909
00090-0491         City Park, Flasher (ND) 1909
00090-0492         Mr. and Mrs. John Wilcom farm 5 miles north of Mott (ND)
00090-0499         Picnic day, Flasher (ND) 1910
00090-0504         Northern Pacific RR; grade just entering Mott (ND) 1910
00090-0508         July 4th celebration, Flasher (ND)
00090-0509         Great Western Elevator Company, Mandan (ND) 1910
00090-0513         James Sawtell homestead, Morton County (ND)
00090-0514         Farmers Elevator, Mandan (ND) 1908
00090-0516         Frank Van Lishout, Charles, Aunger, Charles Kelly, and George Thomas on thrasher and Charles Pew and W. W. Hendricks on water tank
00090-0519         Nelson Van Lishout and homestead Mott (ND)
00090-0521         George Kline driving through his field of grain 1910
00090-0522         John Willkom testing the soil on his 1/2 section
00090-0528         Railroad grade of NPRR entering Flasher (ND)    
00090-0529         Jacob Bollinger running binder
00090-0533         Flasher (ND) 1910
00090-0534         Flasher (ND) Main Street
00090-0535         Large group of land buyers in front of hotel, Flasher (ND)
00090-0537         William Brown in front of hotel Flasher (ND)
00090-0538         Large group of land buyers in front of hotel, Flasher (ND)
00090-0540         Bird’s eye view Flasher (ND)
00090-0541         Flasher (ND) Main Street
00090-0542         Hotel, Flasher (ND)
00090-0545         Manley Haskins, Manley family and farm 8 miles West of Mott (ND)
00090-0547         Walter Smith on homestead near Mott (ND)
00090-0548         Dietz & Sons Lumber & Grain New Salem (ND)
00090-0549         Mr. and Mrs. John Wilcom
00090-0555         Merle Hammond, J. B. Slosson, and Mabel Flasher in coal mine at Haynes Lignite Coal Co.
00090-0556         Haynes Lignite Coal Co.
00090-0557         J. B. Slosson, Mabel Flasher, E. H. Yonaka in coal mine at Haynes Lignite Coal Co.
00090-0561         Jacob Bollinger farm 6 miles north of Flasher (ND)
00090-0562         Hobson (MT) 1910
00090-0566         Grain Elevators Mandan (ND)
00090-0568         Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frylie and family near Flasher (ND)
00090-0569         Wagon loads of wool 1914
00090-0575         Main Street Mandan (ND)
00090-0577         Thomas Toyne family & farm north of Flasher (ND)
00090-0580         City Park, Flasher (ND) 1909
00090-0583         William H. Brown
00090-0584         Samuel Frazee twins born 3-07 in a tent in Adams
00090-0585         Judith Basin in western Fergus Co., (MT)
00090-0588         Samuel Phillips and S. S. Hobson in winter wheat field in the Judith Basin 1910
00090-0589         Grain Elevators, Benchland (MT)
00090-0594         Grain Elevators, Benchland (MT) 1910
00090-0595         Hobson (MT) 1910
00090-0596         Bird’s eye view of Flasher (ND)
00090-0597         Flasher (ND) Main Street
00090-0599         William H. Brown Land office in Hobson (MT)
00090-0602         Hobson (MT) farm in Judith Valley
00090-0604         Louis W. Hill, President of Great Northern RR on
00090-0607         US Experimental Station Mandan (ND)
00090-0608         Theodore Gray vegetable garden on his farm
00090-0610         George B. Hanes, Gen. Emg. Agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific 1910
00090-0611         Thomas Nicholson horses raised near Hobson (MT)
00090-0615         Hobson (MT) in foreground fall plowing
00090-0618         Burgess  in winter wheat field near Benchland (MT)
00090-0621         Jack Wait field of oats near Utica, Fergus County
00090-0624         Rocky Mountain Elevator Co., Benchland (MT)
00090-0628         Winter wheat on John Lowe farm in Judith Basin (MT) 1911
00090-0631         John Lowe swathing the crop 1911
00090-0633         Davidson farm near Hobson (MT)
00090-0641         Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jackson and child
00090-0654         Belden winter wheat crop 1909

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