Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Pembina County
'Pembina County -- The name Pembina is derived from the Chippewa words, meaning 'high bush cranberry," which is so plentiful in that region. The county is located in the extreme northeastern corner of the state and was the first to be settled by the white man, long before even territorial days. It is part of the famous Red River Valley, and as richly fertile as any part of it. Three rivers, Park, Tongue and Pembina, traverse the county, flowing from the Pembina Mountains on the west. The county seat is Cavalier. Pembina is the oldest town in the state.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942