Digital Horizons: Life on the Northern Plains

Browsing through some midwestern and plains states items on CyndisList tonight, I came across a website I didn’t know about. The site is Digital Horizons: Life On the Northern Plains.

The site’s home page says “Digital Horizons is an online treasure house of thousands of images, documents, video, and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today. Here you’ll find a fascinating snapshot of the lives, culture, and history of the people who shaped life on the prairies.”

Of course, I had to spend time looking at the images. Some topics it suggests are Aerial Photographs, Badlands, Bonanza Farms, Civilian Conservation Corps, Homesteading, Native Americans, Nonpartisan League, Parades, Postcards, and Weddings.

A variety of organizations compose the contributors. See the list here.

I did a search for cousins from each side of my family and found a gold mine of images.

Anne H. Carlsen, for whom the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown is named. It’s a place that provides care for for individuals with special needs from throughout North Dakota. Anne was a teacher and then head of this great place and now it is named for this outstanding woman. I will tell more about Anne in a future post.

James M. Hanley, (father and son) is not as well represented but I still found items.

Thank you Cyndi Ingle and Cyndi’s List for this!



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