Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Bottineau County
'Bottineau County was so named to perpetuate the memory of Pierre Bottineau, one of the early French-Canadian voyageurs, who was born in Dakota, and lived here fifty years in pioneer days. It is located about the center of the northern tier of the counties, reaches sixty miles from east to west, includes most of the Turtle Mountains, which furnish fuel, from the natural growth of timber on these mountains, to the settlers. Bottineau is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942