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Traill county was created in 1875 by the 1874-75 territorial legislature.
It was named after Walter John Strickland Traill, an employee of the
Hudson's Bay Company and son of Canadian pioneer
Catharine Parr Traill.
January 2015: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Church histories for Aal, Ebenezer, Hauge, Gran, and "The Dunkards" (from Illinois); Business histories for
Borden Cigar Factory and Northwestern State Bank;
Postmasters of Portland, ND;
Hatton High School Graduates,
1930 - 1935; Bio for
Hatton High School Graduates, 1920 - 1929;
1883 Pensioners List;
Hatton High School Graduates, 1911 - 1919;
Photo of Hatton High School Circa 1910; 50th wedding anniversary for
Mr. and Mrs. James King;
Early history for Norman township; Obits for
William Brunsdale and
William Ely; Bios for
Anton H. Castella and
Early histories for Bohnsack township; Obits for
Mrs. O. H. Pladson,
Avis Marian Kohal (Wenass),
Gordon J. Wenaas (Vietnam War MIA, later recovered),
Martha Kopseng (killed by fall), and
George Palmer (shot by wife);
Bio for Tobias R. Tobiason;
Early histories for Eldorado and
Ervin townships; Obits for
Hans P. Engh (whirled to death),
Charles T. Wenaas,
Thor O. Stenmo, and
E. C. Coles (consumption); History of
the Peavey Elevator and
Larson Barber Shop (both of Hatton);
October 2013:September 2013:
Early histories for Blanchard,
Wold townships and the the Villiage of
Hatton; Obits for
Charles H. Brown (suicide),
William Osborne (drowning), and
William Philip; History of the
Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Hatton;
Early histories for
Roseville townships, and the villiages
Clifford; Bio for
William Domier; New
bio index page with hyperlinks to the individual biographies;
Added new page for
Businesses and incuded the Portland and Goose River State Banks;
Elm River townships & the towns
Index Page with hyperlinks to the individual
histories for Caledonia and
Belmont townships, and the
villages of Kelso and Quincy;
Bios for Matt Johnson, Thomas O. Chantland, and Ludvig M. Rockne; Obit for H. D. Skrivseth.
histories of the villiages of
Belmont & Caledonia.
Bios for Edwards, Grinley, Hoff, Swenson, and Eielson.
Additional early township
histories including names of
original officials and early
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