Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Vernon County, Wisconsin, on this date in 1877: granduncle Smith Larson. Photo above from approx. 1898. Perhaps coincidentally, the four brothers in that portrait are the ones who homesteaded in North Dakota a decade later. Smith undoubtedly photographed this iconic snapshot of the other three.

1910C Shack3

Smith Larson was the only Larson boy to serve in World War I. He became ill at the front, and died in Wisconsin three years later.  Read more …

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