Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Wells County
'Wells County was created by territorial legislation January 4, 1873, and was originally known as Gingras county, the name being changed to honor the Hon. E. P. Wells, a member of the territorial legislature in 1881, a man who was identified with the development of the state. In 1883 the boundaries were re-adjusted, and again in 1885. Sykeston was designated as the county seat, but later this was changed and Fessenden was chosen in its stead.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942