Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Foster County
'Foster County was named in honor of James S. Foster, a pioneer of South Dakota, where he settled in 1854. In 1871, he was appointed commissioner of immigration and thereafter devoted his whole life to the development of the new country. Foster county is one of the smallest in the state; it is drained by the James river which flows through the county from north to south; it is all tillable, open prairie land with rich loam soil. Carrington is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942