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Title: Grace Wanttaja

Dates: ca. 1910-1922

Collection Number: 01010

Quantity: 34 items

Abstract: Images of farming and well drilling mostly in rural Burleigh and Sheridan counties, and color postcards.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota received this collection from Grace Wanttaja in November 1992.

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

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.

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 name, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collections:
MSS 20890 Ronald J. Wanttaja
MSS 21096 Amundson-Wanttaja Family

Biographical Sketch
Grace Wanttaja

Grace was born to Theodore and Mary O'Neal Amundson and raised near Regan. She attended Wing High School and graduated from Regan High School. She went on to attend college at Dickinson and Valley City. She taught rural and Regan Public Schools. She married Willys Wanttaja in 1950. They moved to Fargo, and Grace was employed as a substitute teacher in the Fargo school system. In 1977 they moved to Bismarck. Grace was employed at the N.D. Heritage Center as an assistant historian for three years. She then enrolled at the University of Mary and graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences. She came back to the State Archives and in 1987-1988 worked on a federal grant project processing many state records and manuscript collections. In 2011 Governor Dalrymple presented Grace with a 30 year volunteer service award during which time she donated 4,620 hours of service. Grace and her husband moved to Minnesota in 2011. They have two sons and three grandchildren.


01010-01 – 02    Tintypes of the house where Mary O’Neil stayed when she taught in Goodrich N.D.
01010-03              Three women standing by a sign reading: Lieut Ambrose Freeman was shot by the Sioux and buried here 1863
01010-04              A young girl at the wheel of a car with a woman and small child
01010-05             Family outside the house where Mary O’Neil stayed when she taught in Goodrich N.D.
01010-06             Grace Amundson's uncle's barn after a tornado near McClusky N.D.
01010-07             Plowing and seeding with a steam tractor and horse drawn plows
01010-08              Three men drilling a well at the school
01010-09              Four men and horses cutting grain with header boxes. Could be Grace Amundson’s father with the cutter
01010-10              A man and woman cutting corn on Erickson’s farm south of Regan, N.D. ca. 1910
01010-11              Bridge over Sheyenne River, Ft. Ransom, N.D. 1922
01010-12              N. P. Passenger Depot, Bismarck, N.D.
01010-13              Group on front steps of a house in Goodrich, N.D.: Bertha Strobel Schuchard, Mary O’Neal Amundson, Adam Wagner, Adolph Dockter, Rudolph Wagner
01010-15              Wayne’s home, Goodrich, N.D. 1918
01010-16              Adolph Shell’s place 10-12 miles S of McClusky, N.D.
01010-17              Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klaus, Winstead, Minn.
01010-18              Threshing crew with steam tractor and horse teams
01010-19              Hunter with gun seated in front of a wall with hanging pelts January 1914
01010-20              Man holding a horse by the reins
01010-21 – 22     Two horse drawn buggies, possibly in Sheridan County, N.D.
01010-23              A few of the many cattle in John Lake Township November 1917
01010-24              View of a bridge from a boat in rough waters, Mandan, N.D.
01010-25              Hector Airport, Fargo, N.D. color postcard
01010-26              Island Park in Fargo, N.D. color postcard
01010-27              Government Building, Devils Lake, N.D. color postcard
01010-28              High Level Bridge, Edmonton, Alta. color postcard
01010-29              Omaha Union Station, Omaha, Neb. color postcard
01010-30              Municipal Stadium, Omaha, Neb. color postcard
01010-31              The Nebraska Zephyr…daily between Chicago, Omaha and Lincoln color postcard
01010-32              Chinese Temple, Chicago color postcard
01010-33 – 34     Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago color postcard

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