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Jim Shurtliff and son Harry on a hay wagon previews/2011-011-021.jpg
Jim Shurtliff and son Harry on a hay wagon behind 4 horses.

James Shurtliff Ranch previews/2011-011-022.jpg
The James Shurtliff Ranch near the Green River in Stark County during winter.

Anna Shurtliff previews/2011-011-023.jpg
Anna Shurtliff leading two horses in a field.

Jim Shurtliff previews/2011-011-024.jpg
Jim Shurtliff dressed in buckskin, standing inside holding a small revolver in his right hand and a rifle in his left.

Julius Larsen previews/2011-011-025.jpg
Julius Larsen standing pointing a rifle with a horse behind him.

Riding horses previews/2011-011-026.jpg
From left to right, Ethel Shurtliff, Margaret Larsen and Lilly Shurtliff riding horses in a field.

James Shurtliff Family History

History of the James Shurliff Family illustrated with images from the Shurliff Family Collection. Compiles and written by Daniel Shurtliff.

Bicentennial Story #1-Somer's Speech 1861

Account of Jim Somer's speech to the Dakota territory legislature in 1861 about legalizing marriages between white men and Native Americans.

Bicentennial Story #2-North Dakota Weather

Description of 1883 Dakota weather by Pat Donan.

Bicentennial Story #3-Dr Stickney-I

Story of the cowboy doctor, Dr. Victor Hugo Stickney, who came to Dickinson from Vermont in 1883.

Bicentennial Story #4-Dr Stickney-II

Account of Dr. Victor Hugo Stickney meeting Theodore Roosevelt in Dickinson.

Bicentennial Story #5-Lazarus Hansen

Account of North Dakota newspapers reporting the death of transcient typesetter, Mark L. Hansen in 1931. Hansen didn't die until 1941.

Bicentennial Story #6-Wrong Side Up

Farmer, John Christianson, gets advice from a Sioux Indian and New Salem becomes a leading dairy region.

Bicentennial Story #7-Miniature Writer

Jim Zaharee of Max is declared the world's champion miniature writer in 1935, after writing the Declaration of Independence on a grain of rice.

Bicentennial Story #8-Sully at Fort Rice

Account of General Alfred Sully coming to North Dakota to fight Sioux Indians and build forts in 1864.

Bicentennial Story #9-Civilian with Sully

Description of the first civilian government in Stark County, the Tom Holmes expedition, an immigrant covered wagon train traveling under the protection of General Alfred Sully in 1864.

Bicentennial Story #10-Sully's Address to Civ

General Alfred Sully's address to 200 immigrants at Fort Rice on July 18, 1964.

Bicentennial Story #11-Heart River-July 24, 1864

General Alfred Sully and company camp along the Heart River 15 miles south of Antelope on July 24, 1864.

Bicentennial Story #12-Battle of Antelope

Meeting of General Alfred Sully's scouts and Sioux scouts near Antelope on July 26, 1964.

Bicentennial Story #13-Battle of Richardton

General Alfred Sully and company camp near Richardton on July 26, 1864.