Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Walsh County
'Walsh County was named for Hon. George H. Walsh, president of the council of the legislature in 1881, and of the council in 1883, 1885 and 1889, and later a legislature of the State of North Dakota. His father, Thomas Walsh, was located at Grand Forks in 1871. The county is in the famous Red River Valley, and is one of the richest in the state. Grafton is the county seat, is modern and up-to-date in every respect. Here is located the state institution for the care of the feeble-minded.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942