Digitizing Polk County Histories

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The UMC Library has digitized two more texts 

Maj. R. I. Holcombe, historical editor, William H. Bingham, general editor.
Published Minneapolis, W. H. Bingham & co., 1916.


Pioneers of the Valley 
Polk County Historical Society.1976 
Dallas, Tex. : Taylor Pub. Co.

Compendium of History and Biography of Polk County, Minnesota

Published in 1916 contains articles and histories from the early settlers to the date of publication.  Major figures from this era wrote for this publication. In style and language it reflects the times and gives insight to the early history of Polk County and its inhabitants.

Bicentennial History of Polk County, Minnesota 

contains the histories of the cities of Polk County: Climax, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Fertile, Fisher, Nielsville,

It also has histories of the Polk County townships: Andover, Angus, Belgium, Brandt, Brislet, Bygland, Crookston, East Polk County, Esther, Euclid, Fairfax, Fanny, Farley, Fisher, Garfield, Gentilly, Godfrey, Grand, Forks, Hammond, Helgeland, Higdem, Hubbard, Huntsville, Kertsonville, Keystone, Liberty, Lowell, Nesbit, Northland, Onstad, Parnell, Reis, Rhinehart, Roome, Russia, Sandsville, Scandia, Sullivan, Tabor, Tilden, Tynsid, Vineland

It has feature stories: George Downham Story, Eickhof Construction Company, Horses Were People, Settling of Polk County, An "Indian" Wedding, Ole Jevning's Log House, Lakeview Hotel, Crookston's First "Board and Bunk" Hotel, History of Polk County Library, Neby Store, Minnesota Man, Number Two, Old Crossing Treaty, A Pioneer Burial, Honest Scottie, Stage Coaches in the Red River Valley, Yesterday Is the Making of Today, Water in the House for $12.98, Merchants National Bank, 1924.

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