Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Towner County
'Towner County was named in honor of the Hon. O. M. Towner, founder of the Elk Valley farm in Grand Forks county, and a member of the territorial legislature in 1883. It lies in the northern tier of counties, the land being rolling prairie, plentifully watered by lakes and streams. The county is splendidly supplied with railroad facilities, the Great Northern and Soo lines crossing it, so that no part of the county is more than six miles from a shipping point. Cando is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942