I’m around half done with my grandmother’s photo album. Here are some more highlights.
This looks to be the oldest photo in the album. These are my great grand parents Oscar and Elfrida, both born in Sweden, married in Fargo, ND, March 24, 1906. She passed away a few days after my grandmother was born.
This would be my great aunt and her oldest son. I’m not positive, but I want to say this is in Minot, ND. And that looks like either a old combine or threshing machine off the right.
There must have been a heck of a storm in 1935 to pile the snow up to the tree’s like that.
This would be my great aunt. I’m not sure what year it was taken.
The first producing oil well in ND was in 1951. I don’t know when this one was taken, or where, but I think it was withing a couple of years of 1951.
There are quite a few photos from the New Town area of the 4 Bears Bridge. There is a good little history of the construction of this bridge while Lake Sakakawea was filling at Ghosts of North Dakota. I really enjoy checking stuff out on that website.
Here’s one of Eleanor. I’m not sure if this is one of my grandmother’s older sisters (one of which may have gone by that name as it’s her middle name) or one of her friends from school, or one of her nieces.
My grandmother’s niece. I just love the expression on this dog’s face.
These are from the 1969 Flood of the Mouse River in Minot. They built a dike through the back yard of my grand parent’s house, but it didn’t do much good. A comparison of the ’69 flood to the ’11 flood at Lifesabatch, if you scroll down about 2/3 of the way you’ll see the Minot Public Library again by the 6th ST underpass.