Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Stark County
'Stark County was named for George Stark, an early day general manager of the Northern Pacific Railraod. The county is traversed throughout the entire length from east to west by the main line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Until a few years ago, the county was given over almost entirely to stockraising, but is now rapidly coming to the front as an agricultural region. Lignite coal is found in abudance all over the county, some of the largest mines of the state are located in this county. The clay deposits of Stark county are conceded to be the equal of any on this continent, both for the making of all kinds of building and fire brick, and for the finest kind of pottery. Dickinson is the county seat, a beautiful city, modern in every way.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942