Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Morton County
'Morton County was named in honor of Hon. Oliver P. Morton, the celebrated war governor of Indiana. It is one of the largest counties, the principle industry being agriculture, the New Salem district is the home of the Holstein Breeding circuit. Mandan, the principal city, is the county seat; it is a railway division point of the Northern Pacific and is a modern city in every respect. The State Training school is located at Mandan, while adjoining it is the Northern Great Plains Field Station. This is one of the largest experimental farms in the United States, operated by the Federal department of agriculture, and comprises two full sections of land used for work in arborculture, horticulture, stock raising and agriculture. Coal is plentiful while its brick and pottery clay now being developed is admitted by eastern pottery and china manufacturers to be the finest in the United States.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942