Sheyenne Telephone Company Records, 1905-1966
Primary Creator: Sheyenne Telephone Company
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 11/20/2011
Subjects: Business and Industry
The Sheyenne Telephone Company was established on October 28, 1905, with a meeting held in a Bergen Township schoolhouse. The first officers were S. H. Bjorlie, President; O. J. Hanson, Vice President; Ole Walhood, Treasurer; and B. K. Enstad, Secretary. The telephone office was located in the store of J. J. Elsaas in Pekin. In 1906, the first telephone lines were installed southwest of McVille along the Sheyenne River. Over the years, the company expanded from its base in Pekin to include other local communities. Eventually, the number of subscribers grew to about 800. At a stockholder meeting in April 1963, a resolution to dissolve the company and liquidate assets was passed. Final articles of dissolution were filed with the State of North Dakota on September 24, 1965.
Source: Pekin Jubilee History Committee. Pekin Golden Jubilee, 1906-1956, September 11-12. Pekin, ND: 1956.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Pat Flaagan and Diane Hoverheland, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Acquisition Method: Donation; 2011-3137
Related Materials: North Dakota State Band Records, OGLMC 1609
Preferred Citation: (Description of item). Sheyenne Telephone Company Records. OGLMC 1590. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Processing Information: Processed by Amber Bouret, Special Collections work-study student, in October 2012.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding Aid added to Archon in October 2012.
Other Note: The collection is housed with the North Dakota State Band Records, OGLMC 1609, because the two collections were donated together.
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