Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Divide County
'Divide County is loctaed in the northwest corner of the state, with Canada and Montana on the north and west. It was formerly part of Williams County but was organized as a county immediately after the general election of 1910. A long row of hills runs through the county from the northwest to the southeast forming a watershed, dividing the territory drained by the Mouse River, from that drained by the Missouri river. The name, "Divide" is very appropriate. The principal industries of the county are farming, dairying, stockraising and mining. Nearly the whole county is underlaid with lignite coal of superior quality; the mines operated on a large scale are near Noonan, in the east central part. Crosby is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942