Bicentennial Story #144-Hollander settlers

Title

Bicentennial Story #144-Hollander settlers

Description

Account of the arrival of Dutch immigrants to Belfield, ND.

Date

11/18/1975

Contributor

Muriel Hurt

Rights

This recording cannot be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center. This recording may be freely used for education uses, so long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this recording file is permitted without written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center.

Format

mp3

Medium

audio reel, analog, 1/4 inch polyester tape

Language

English

Identifier

BS-144

Spatial Coverage

Belfield, ND

Rights Holder

Copyright Stark County Historical Society and Dickinson Museum Center

Transcription

On July 1, 1910 some 44 Hollander families arrived via train in Belfield to begin their new lives. The crowd that gathered at the Station saw the unloading of men and women from a foreign land and were confronted with a spectacle not soon forgotten. Children attired in neat frocks, men and women dressed in both western fashion and native costumes greeted the eye.

The Hollanders pitched right in and soon started an experiment station, built homes and started farms. One of the landmarks still remaining of this period is the large house located in the northeast residential section built for and used by Lord Wm. Cobius, a nobleman, and the instigator of the Dakota-Holland Land Co. This home is presently owned by Phil Kessel.

This is Bicentennial Story No. 144, prepared by Muriel Hurt for the Stark County Historical Society.

Original Format

Sound recordings

Duration

1:23

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

Decade

1970 1979

Physical Location

Bicentennial tape #8, Bicentennial stories 130-151

Geolocation

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

Citation

“Bicentennial Story #144-Hollander settlers,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed July 7, 2022, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/549.