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Title: Mary Faith Young               

Dates: 1970-1979             

Collection Number: 01011

Quantity: 6 items

Abstract: Photographs of Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Mary Faith Young on November 2, 1992. Original Accession number was 92AV065. Todd Strand added the collection in 1992, Sharon Silengo scanned and added item level descriptions and wrote a finding aid for the collection on June 1, 2015.

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MSS 11195 Lloyd’s Opera House (Jamestown, ND)
MSS 20891 Lloyd’s Opera House (Jamestown, ND)
MSS 20952 Lloyd’s Opera House (Jamestown, ND)

Biographical Sketch:
   

Mary Faith Olson was born on 1921 in Montana to Arthur Raymond Olson (1895-1998) and Elizabeth Plunkett (1890-1956). She was brought to Jamestown by her grandmother when she was an 11-month-old infant from the family’s ranch in Montana. Her parents had 10 children, two of whom died in childhood. She was raised by her grandmother, Eva M. Plunkett and aunt, Eva M. Plunkett, in Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota. They were writers and historians for the local newspaper. She graduated from St. John’s Academy in 1938. She worked as a director of the Jamestown Teen Canteen.  She was working as a waitress in a cafeteria at the age of 19 in 1940 in Jamestown, North Dakota.  She married Ernest Young (1919-1989) and had three children, David Ernest Young (1949-2003), Cathy Young Lutz and Rebecca Young Sletten. She was designated the heir apparent to her aunt as the historian of Jamestown, North Dakota. She has worked as adult troop leader for Girl Scouts Troop 22. She has been very involved with the addition of the Stutsman County Courthouse to the National Register of Historic Places and its designation as a State Historic Site and the restoration of this monument.

Sources:              
Ancestry.com U.S. Public Records, U. S. Social Security Index.
Smorada, James and Lois Forrest, editors. Century of Stories: Jamestown and Stutsman County. Jamestown, N.D.: Fort Seward Historical Society, Inc., 1983.
Lind, Bob. Fargo Forum Online. Readers Respond to 2004 Columns. Mary Young Selling Forum Newspapers.  Jan 10, 2005. Retrieved 06-01-2015.
Cox, Sharon. Jamestown Sun Online.  Mary Faith Young Grabs History by the Reins. May 21, 2015.

PHOTOGRAPHS INVENTORY

01011-00001 Stutsman County Courthouse Jamestown ND 1970. Three quarter horizontal view of Stutsman County Courthouse from across the street looking at end of new addition and front side of courthouse. Automobiles are diagonally parked in front of courthouse and next to stairway entrance. Snow covers the ground in front of and around the courthouse.

01011-00002 Stutsman County Courthouse Jamestown ND 1970. Three quarter horizontal view of Stutsman County Courthouse from across the street in the winter in the 1970s. View shows corner with tower and left side of courthouse. Automobiles are parked in front of courthouse and next to stairway entrance. A light pole and electric lines frame the image. Snow covers the ground in front of and around the courthouse.

01011-00003 Stutsman County Courthouse Jamestown ND 1970. Three quarter horizontal view of Stutsman County Courthouse from across the street in the winter in the 1970s. View shows front and tower side of courthouse. Automobiles are parked in front of courthouse and next to stairway entrance. Snow covers the ground in front of and around the courthouse.

01011-00004 Stutsman County Courthouse Jamestown ND 1970. Three quarter vertical view of Stutsman County Courthouse from across the street in the winter in the 1970s.  View shows front and tower side of courthouse. In the foreground is the roof of an automobile. Other automobiles are parked in front of courthouse and next to stairway entrance. Snow covers the ground in front of and around the courthouse.

01011-00005 Stutsman County Courthouse Jamestown ND 1970. Three quarter horizontal view of Stutsman County Courthouse from across the street in the winter in the 1970s.View shows front and left side of courthouse. Automobiles are parked in front of courthouse and next to stairway entrance. Snow covers the ground in front of and around the courthouse.

01011-00006 Stutsman County Courthouse Jamestown ND 1970. Three quarter vertical view of Stutsman County Courthouse framed by trees taken from across the street in the winter in the 1970s. View shows front and addition. Automobiles are parked in front of courthouse and next to stairway entrance. Snow covers the ground in front of and around the courthouse.

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