Title: Buffalo Trails Museum Oral History and Film
Collection Number: MSS 11193
Quantity: 1.5 feet
Abstract: Consists of cassette tapes and some transcripts of interviews of pioneers from Epping and the surrounding area. Also includes three 16mm films from the Lloyd Bjella family of area events and vacations to California and Canada, including the Epping High School band performing in the Calgary Stampede parade.
Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Shelly Alexander of the Buffalo Trails Museum in 2013. The project originated as part of the Bicentennial Oral History Project from the 1970s. Interviews went beyond this project and it was determined to create a separate collection. The Bjella film was brought to Ms. Alexander by Greg Bjella.
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10157 North Dakota Oral History Project, 1973-1977
BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY
1 Anna Hiepler March 4, 1971
Carl M. Hodenfield August 27, 1983
Lillian Post August 23, 1976
Elmer Johnsrud August 23, 1976
Charlie Alexander August 2, 1971
2 Nels Berger & Tilla (Melland) Berger
Mabel Torkelson (songs) 1983
Erma (Hedin) Goudy
3 Bjorne Hove October 28, 1978
Al F. Ginther (violin music)
Peter Slingsly 1983
Mabel Torkelson (2 tapes) April 15, 1980
4 Simon Pepper Dec. 2, 1978
Katherine Carscallen April 15, 1974
Albert Gamache 04/15/1974
5 Transcripts of interviews with Carl Hodenfield, Anna Hiepler, Albert Gamache
Film can 1:
001 Rodeo in color 03:52; rodeo and trick rider in b/w 01:39 1950-1952
002 Epping Fire Department, washing fire truck 00:15
003 Epping Dam, b/w 02:10; possibly dedication ceremony and activities
004 Church choir and wedding, color, 00.25
005 “Lloyd singing,” Epping Dam, band parade and performance, possibly in Williston
Film can 2:
001 Bev and Arley’s wedding, over-exposed film, 00:17
002 Lloyd at Redwood Forest California and other locations
003 Horse Races in California
004 Hoover Dam
005 Ilah and Lanceford Wedding, Epping
006 Sydney, MT rodeo
007 Epping school band 1949
008 J. V. Thomas Caterpiller moving snow
Film can 3:
001 Calgary Stampede – Epping and Alamo bands in parade; views of Calgary; band picnic; swimming in pool; practicing by school; another band performing in stadium; other parade views and stampede 1955
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