History of the Red River Valley: Past and Present Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement and Formation (2 volumes)
History of the Red River Valley: Past and Present Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement and Formation - Various Writers. The Red River Valley is a “vast plain, twenty-five to fifty miles wide and 300 miles long, lying half in Minnesota and half in North Dakota, thence continuing into Manitoba and so stretching from Lake Traverse and Breckenridge north to Lake Winnipeg.” A variety of authors contributed to this massive, two-volume set, which examines a wide range of topics including: geographical history, topography, development, the Old Settlers’ Association, biographical sketches of Old Setters, botanical investigations, agriculture, Norwegians and Icelanders, Indians, the Sioux War, higher education, the river cart, boating, railroads, lumber and timber, the Hudson Bay Fur Company, churches, newspapers, political history, the National Guard of North Dakota, and more. Individual chapters are devoted to North Dakota counties: Barnes, Cass, Cavalier, Grand Forks, Larimore, Nelson, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Traill, and Walsh, as well as the cities of Fargo and Grand Forks; Minnesota; and Minnesota counties: Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, and Wilkin, as well as the city of Crookston. This comprehensive work is completed by a section of brief biographical sketches. The sketches are arranged alphabetically by surname, some with portraits. An index to full names, places and subjects; and numerous photographs of people and places enhance the text.
(1909), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 1392 pp.