Minnesota Community History Books Transferred

Three more Minnesota community history books have been transferred from the general NDSU Library stacks, to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection, and are now available for research in the archives reading room.  The books are:

Centennial History of Polk County, by T. M. McCall, published in 1961.  This book covering the history of Polk County, Minnesota, including the following topics, state and county Centennial, organization of the county in 1872, county officers 1858-1960, Glacial Lake Agassiz, early explorers, signing of the Old Crossing Treaty and Old Crossing Wayside Park, settlement and early settlers, population trends, public schools, weather, drainage problems, public welfare needs, fairs, agricultural empire, soil management problems, Fifty agricultural history, crop production, potato research, sugar beets, livestock production, farm statistics, and government agricultural production control.

History of Norman County, Minnesota: In The Heart Of The Red River Valley, was published in 1958, as part of Minnesota’s state centennial  It includes a history of the county, townships, cities and towns, religious history, organizations, and military history.  Numerous historic photograph are featured throughout.


Perley, Minnesota Centennial, 1883-1983.  The history of this town, located near the Red River in Norman County, Minnesota, features businesses, agriculture, transportation, schools and churches, natural disasters, organizations, sports and recreation, and a biography section.  The book is filled with numerous photograph.