Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Stutsman County
'Stutsman County was named to perpetuate the memory of Hon. Enos Stutsman, who came to North Dakota in 1864 as a special agent of the United States Treasury Department. He was elected to the territorial legislature from Pembina county, and thereafter until his death he was intimately connected with territorial affairs and progress. The county lies third from the eastern boundary of the state, and is crossed from north to south by the James river. The main line of the Northern Pacific Railroad traverses the county from east to west. Jamestown is the county seat. Here is located the State Hospital for the Insane, one of the best conducted establishments of its kind in the United States.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942