Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Richland County
'Richland County was named to perpetuate the memory of Hon. M. T. Rich, a settler of 1869. Mr. Rich first came to the territory of Dakota in 1864 with the Sully military expedition. This county is situated in the extreme southeastern corner of the state, and was one of the first to be settled in territorial days; it is at the lower end of the famous Red River Valley, the Ottertail and the Bois-de-Sioux rivers joining at Wahpeton to form the Red River of the North. The county is thickly populated, with but little land left vacant. Wahpeton is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942