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Makoti centennial book added to book collection

The Makoti, North Dakota centennial celebration community history book has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection.  The book was published in 2011by the Makoti Centennial Committee, it is 497 pages, and fully illustrated.  It contains a history of the town of Makoti, and the history of organizations, churches, schools, family, and other related to the community.  The book is available for review in the NDSU Archives reading


Lars and Martha Berg family history and photographs donated to the NDSU Archives

A published family history of the descendants of Lars & Martha Berg as been donated to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection.  The book is by the donors, Don and Adele Reierson, of Fargo, N.D.  The family originated in Trysil, Hedmark, Norway and settled in Wiser Township, Cass County, North Dakota in the 1880s.  The book is 490 pages long with numerous family photographs and an index and family health history in the back.


Kenmare, North Dakota Lutheran church history donated to the Archives

Rod Oppegard of Dazey, North Dakota has recently donated the Golden Anniversary history book of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Kenmare, North Dakota, dated July 13th, 1952.  The congregation was founded on November 27, 1901, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christianson.  In the summer of 1908, a church building was constructed.  Rev. Sigurd Fladmark was the first pastor.  The book contains a short history of the church, a dedication to Mr. and Mrs.