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Williston Graphic Archive

  • Williston, North Dakota
  • 18951919

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In 1895, the town of Williston, North Dakota, was still in its infancy. Nestled on the Missouri River near Fort Buford, where only 15 years earlier Sitting Bull had surrendered after his return from Canada, Williston was a railroad town without a newspaper. On July 9, 1895, the Williston Graphic published its first issue, with Royal H. Copeland at the helm. Copeland, the son of English immigrants, was a seasoned newspaperman whose roots went back to Kirkland, Ohio. Copeland had served as a printer’s devil beginning in 1851, and by the time he arrived in Dakota Territory in 1881 to work for the Grand Forks Plaindealer, he had established newspapers in eight different cities in three states--Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. 

Archive Info

  • 8,925
  • Williston, North Dakota
  • 18951919

Source Information

Williston Graphic, 1895–1919 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 13, 2022

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Wedding

Wedding

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Marriage of Pride / Dixon

Marriage of Pride / Dixon

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Judd Pettis as witness for Mills

Judd Pettis as witness for Mills

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Archive Info

  • 8,925
  • Williston, North Dakota
  • 18951919

Source Information

Williston Graphic, 1895–1919 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 13, 2022