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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Barnes County, North Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Barnes County, North Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Barnes County, ND (14) Cass County, ND (11) Griggs County, ND (13) LaMoure County, ND (9) Ransom County, ND (11) Steele County, ND (1) Stutsman County, ND (18)  BarnesCounty(14) Barnes County (14)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  GriggsCounty(13) Griggs County (13)  LaMoureCounty(9) LaMoure County (9)  RansomCounty(11) Ransom County (11)  SteeleCounty(1) Steele County (1)  StutsmanCounty(18) Stutsman County (18)
Valley City is the county seat for Barnes County
Adjacent to Barnes County, North Dakota
      Cass County (11)  
      Griggs County (13)  
      LaMoure County (9)  
      Ransom County (11)  
      Steele County (1)  
      Stutsman County (18)  
 
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1North Dakota, Barnes County, Dazey — Sibley TrailCamp Corning — July 16-17, 1863 —
{Title is text}Map (db m176539) HM WM
2North Dakota, Barnes County, Kathryn — A Tribute to Pioneer Living / Building a Hand-Hewn Cabin
A Tribute to Pioneer Living This small cabin was constructed in 1878 by Norwegian immigrant Carl Bjerke Jensen and his nephew John Bjerke. Carl moved to Dakota Territory from Minnesota with his father, Jens, and brothers, Hans and . . . Map (db m176586) HM
3North Dakota, Barnes County, Kathryn — Kathryn / Sentinels of the Prairie
Kathryn, a typical prairie town, sprang from the landscape with railroad construction. Although the area was settled by pioneers in the late 1870s, the arrival of a Northern Pacific Railroad line in 1900 and the establishment of a cooperative . . . Map (db m176712) HM
4North Dakota, Barnes County, Kathryn — Wadeson Cabin Historic Site
This oak log home built in 1878 by Carl Jensen and his nephew John Bjerkie was used as a community center by the single men of the time. A short distance to the north was the Walker flour mill, one of the earliest on the Sheyenne river. . . . Map (db m175433) HM
5North Dakota, Barnes County, Kathryn — Waldheim Church / Ladies Aid Societies
Waldheim Church During the mid-1880s, the Sheyenne River Valley was beginning to fill with settlers, many of whom were Scandinavian Lutherans eager to follow faith and tradition in providing religious instruction to their . . . Map (db m177201) HM
6North Dakota, Barnes County, Kathryn — Walker’s Best / Grinding Away
Walker’s Best The Walker family, Minnesota emigrants, had milling in their blood. In 1879, Hiram Walker established a mill in Valley City. A few years later, his son Myron took over and built a new mill at Oakville—he later bought . . . Map (db m177164) HM
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7North Dakota, Barnes County, Oriska — Geology of North Dakota
The gently rolling landscape here is typical of the Glaciated Plains, a vast area that extends south from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, through northern and eastern North Dakota, into eastern South Dakota. Glaciers flowed south through this area 12,500 . . . Map (db m162958) HM
8North Dakota, Barnes County, Oriska — Rest Areas in Tree Claims
This rest area is located in a Tree Claim that was planted in 1884. A Tree Claim was issued to homesteaders if they promised to plant at least 10 acres of trees for their continuous supply of fuelwood and fence posts. They would then be given . . . Map (db m162955) HM
9North Dakota, Barnes County, Valley City — 001 — Herman SternN.D. Businessman, Community and Social Leader, Holocaust Rescuer
Born in Germany in 1887, Herman Stern immigrated to America in 1903, where he took work at the Straus Clothing store in Carrington. Stern later managed the Straus’ North Dakota businesses from his store in Valley City, where he lived for the . . . Map (db m99291) HM
10North Dakota, Barnes County, Valley City — King School / Raise A-B to the Fifth Power
King School When the last students walked out of the King School in 1967, their departure marked the end of an era—the closure of the last operating one-room schoolhouse in Barnes County. Once, over 100 of these tiny institutions dotted . . . Map (db m175564) HM
11North Dakota, Barnes County, Valley City — Sibley TrailCamp Samuel B. Sheardown — July 14-15, 1863 —
[Title is text]Map (db m175434) HM WM
12North Dakota, Barnes County, Valley City — 20 — Votes For WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Elizabeth Preston Anderson, Valley City resident, Pres. ND Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, worked for Women’s Suffrage 1893-1920.Map (db m205621) HM
13North Dakota, Barnes County, Wimbledon — Midland Continental Railroad
1830 Beginning of the railroad era in the United States. 1850 9,021 miles of track are completed, all east of the Mississippi. 1869 The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed when the Golden spike is driven in Utah Territory, . . . Map (db m183737) HM
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14North Dakota, Barnes County, Wimbledon — Norma Deloris Egstrom - Peggy Lee
1920 Peggy Lee is born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota. 1924 Norma's mother, Selma Egstrom dies. 1928 The Egstroms move from Jamestown to Nortonville. 1934 The Egstrom family moves to Wimbledon. 1936 Norma . . . Map (db m183734) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023