The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By CHARLES HADDON SHANK
Whitehall Ledger 

Creating Fiction from History: 9/29/2021

 

September 29, 2021

The year was 1877. Having signed the contract in the year previous, "The Professor" officially became the Documenter for the Northern Pacific Railway's west-ward expansion.

Young Frank Jay, or F. Jay as he was known to friends and family, had just relocated to Moorhead, Minnesota, where he proceeded to open the first of four photographic studios under the family name.

Along the way, Frank married his high school sweetheart Lily Snyder. While in Moorhead, Frank and Lily had a daughter, Bertha. Later, several years after moving both his new family and studio across the border to Fargo, Nort...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021