Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Slope County
'Slope County was organized from the southern part of Billings county in January, 1915. In the western part of the county are the Bad Lands, the remainder of the county having exceptionally fine farming land, the soil is black loam with a clay sub-soil. As yet there is no railroad in the county with the exception of a few miles near Marmarth where the Milwaukee traverses the county. There is a great deal of lignite coal in the county, a very large mine being located near Amidon, the county seat, flourishing little village of several hundred inhabitants. The town was named in compliment to Hon. Charles F. Amidon, United States District Judge.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942