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Della Smith Papers, 1955-1956, 1969

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Title: Della Smith Papers, 1955-1956, 1969
Author: Smith, Della
Abstract: Typed summary of interview (4 leaves) with Leonard Sackett which concerns the Chaffee family, and F.H. and George N. Smith, brothers who homesteaded north of Amenia, N.D. Includes mention of work at Amenia and Sharon Land Co., rules for hired men including church attendance, the Smith brothers' farm partnership, their terms in the N.D. and S.D. legislatures (F.H. elected to S.D. legislature, George N. to N.D. House, F. Paul to N.D. House), losing the S.D. farmland in the 1920s, business interest in the Common Sense Gas Tractor Co., Minneapolis, Minn., death of Della and F. Paul's son William in a plane crash at Hector Airfield, Fargo, and F. Paul's death in 1941. Also includes clippings.
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