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Title: Pauline Shoemaker

Dates: 1902-1930

Collection Number: 00193

Quantity: 75 items

Abstract: Post cards written to and from Pauline Shoemaker while she lived in Mandan, Sheridan, California, and Bismarck.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota received this collection from Pauline’s daughter, Sheila Robinson in various increments from 1975-1996.

Copyrights:  Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researcher 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.

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

Related Collections:
00196 Sheila Robinson
00250 Matt Crowley
00746 Pauline Shoemaker
MSS 20241 James Shoemaker

From the Hebron Herald, June 10, 1970

Hebron Pioneer, Mrs. Matt (Pauline) Crowley, died yesterday, June 9 at the age of 91 years and 21 days while a resident of a Dickinson nursing home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m. from the Dittus Funeral Home with memorial services held at the St. John United Methodist Church of Christ. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery. Rev. T. E. Bluafuss will be the officiating clergyman.

Pallbearers will be O. G. Fell, James Crowley, Frank Crowley, Mathew Robinson, Steven Robinson and Robert Cambridge.

Mrs. Crowley was born May 19, 1879 at Shoemaker, Penn. near the Delaware River. She was of Holland Dutch ancestry. She attended county schools, and graduated from East Stroudsburg Norman School in 1897. After teaching for two years in Pennsylvania, a cousin secured a position for her at Mandan High School, where she served as principal for three years, 1901 through 1903.

She taught one year in Sheridan Calif., following the tragic earthquake of 1906, when the cracks in the earth were still visible. She longed to return to her beloved North Dakota and when a vacancy opened at Christmas in the seventh and eighth grades she returned to Bismarck where she taught for a year and a half.

While living in Bismarck she often went on round-up rides on the Ralph Ward horse ranch west of Garrison, and on one of these round-ups was a ten day trip with the chuck wagon.

A teacher friend had filed on a homestead north of Hebron and since Mrs. Crowley had felt she had done almost everything else in the West, she too filed on an adjoining piece of land. She lived on her homestead for three years.

One of her close neighbors was Matt Crowley, who she married in 1914 at Waubesha, Wis. They lived on his Elm Creek Ranch in Mercer County following their marriage.

When their eldest daughter started high school, she moved to a home in Hebron and shortly thereafter, helped charter the first Hebron Study Club. She was charter president, and 80 years later, was again elected president.

Mrs. Crowley was also active in politics and one of her main interests was the IVA arm of the Republican Party.

In 1937 she was elected to be the first woman on the newly created State Board of Higher Education.

As a result of a fall in January 1967, she has spent the last three and one half years in hospitals or at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson. She suffered a stroke on January 24, 1970. Her husband Matt, preceded her in death in January of 1955.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. W. Bowen (Louise) of Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. R. N. Cambridge (Jean), Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Dave M. Robinson (Sheila) of Coleharbor, N.D. She also leaves five grandchildren and on great grandchild.


00193-01              The Branding
00193-02              Post card of man bucked off horse
00193-03              Air Ship 1911
00193-04              Horse herd. Photo by Holmboe Bros. Mandan, N.Dak.
00193-05              Plowing with a big hitch on Perchon Farm, Langdon (ND) July 17, 1928
00193-06              Mowing alfalfa
00193-07              Branding calves near Mandan (ND) 1906
00193-08              Broncho Busting in North Dakota
00193-09              Round up in Montana
00193-10              “Rangler” bringing in the horses
00193-11              Cow punchers at Dinner 1909
00193-12              Loading the "chuck" wagon
00193-13              Milan Ward homestead along the Missouri River 7 miles from Bismarck (ND)
00193-14              A glimpse of the Missouri, Bismarck (ND)
00193-15              Native American woman sitting in front of a tipi
00193-16              Group of Native Americans on horses                   
00193-17              How Kola Lakota
00193-18              Yellow Corn wrapped in blanket in front of tipi, Fort Berthold (ND) 1906
00193-19              One Feather, Elbowoods June 7, 1907
00193-20              Morton County Fair, Mandan (ND) September 1907
00193-21              Encampment of tipis
00193-22              Sioux Chief, Mandan (ND) 1908 Photographer: Peter Holmboe
00193-23              Parkin in front seat of car 1912
00193-24              Young woman (Mary M.) reading the paper, Krem (ND) March 8, 1911
00193-25              Mary M. in her Cozy Corner library, Krem (ND) March 8, 1911
00193-26              Picnic 1906 Photographer: Holmboe Bros., Mandan N.Dak.
00193-27              Frozen overflow artesian well, LaMoure (ND) 1910
00193-28              Buttes near old Garrison (ND) 1906
00193-29              300 yards and elevators at Overly (ND) 1909
00193-30              Sakakawea Statue, Bismarck (ND) 1911
00193-31              Log cabin
00193-32              Theodore Roosevelt's cabin on North Dakota State Capitol grounds, Bismarck (ND)
00193-33              Theodore Roosevelt's Chimney Butte Ranch, Dickinson (ND) 1883-1884
00193-34              Theodore Roosevelt home, Chimney Butte Ranch, Dickinson (ND)
00193-35              Riverboat Landing, Washburn (ND) March 14, 1906
00193-36              Bismarck riverboat landing, Bismarck (ND) ca. 1900-1920
00193-37              Northern Pacific Depot, Bismarck (ND) ca. 1909-1911
00193-38              Northern Pacific Depot, Bismarck (ND) ca. 1909-1911
00193-39              Northern Pacific Depot, Bismarck (ND) ca. 1909-1911
00193-40              Liberty Memorial Bridge, Mandan (ND)
00193-41              Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge over Missouri River, Bismarck (ND)
00193-42              Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge over Missouri River, Bismarck (ND)
00193-43              Caboose of Soo Line train
00193-44              Northern Pacific train wreck, Blue Grass (ND)
00193-45              Train wreck
00193-46              Lake Metigoshe Masonic Island 1909
00193-47              Spiritwood Lake dance hall
00193-48              Last horse round-up in the Badlands, Hebron (ND) 1902
00193-49              Oxen and horse pulling wagon Washburn (ND)
00193-50              Thanksgiving storm Washburn (ND) March 11, 1906
00193-51              Birdseye view of Plaza (ND) 1910
00193-52              R. M. Milling Company Valley City (ND)  1909
00193-53              Rudolf Hotel at Valley City (ND)
00193-54              High School at Casselton (ND) 1909
00193-55              High School Mandan (ND) 1908
00193-56              Mandan Land Office 1906 Photographer: Holmboe Bros.
00193-57              Mandan Street Scene, Mandan (ND) September 28, 1906 Photographer: Holmboe Bros.
00193-58              Mandan (ND) viewed from tall hill 1906 Photographer: Holmboe Bros.
00193-59              State Reform School Mandan (ND) 1909
00193-60              Hospital and Deaconess Home, Bismarck (ND)
00193-61              After cyclone, Bismarck (ND) May 29, 1909          
00193-63              Indian School, Bismarck (ND)
00193-64              Officers Row Fort Abraham Lincoln, Mandan (ND)
00193-65              Soo Hotel, Bismarck (ND) 1906
00193-66              Grand Pacific Hotel, Bismarck (ND)
00193-67              Bismarck High School, Bismarck (ND) July 22, 1909
00193-68              New Grade School Will School, Bismarck (ND) 1905
00193-69              First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck (ND) 1907
00193-70              First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck (ND) 1907
00193-71              Baptist Church across from North Dakota Governor's Mansion, Bismarck (ND)
00193-72              Entrance to North Dakota State University, Fargo (ND)
00193-73              Red River at Fargo (ND)
00193-74              Indian mounds, St. Paul, Minn. 1902
00193-75              Northern Pacific Ave Bridge, Fargo (ND) 1930

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