St. John, North Dakota

June 2004

St. John, a few miles south of the Canadian border, was the railway destination for pioneers bringing their families to homestead in the surrounding areas.  Terry's great-grandfather arrived with his family in 1886 and settled in Maryville Township near Belcourt.  At the historical museum there, we found a wealth of information about Terry's family.  A highlight of the day there for Gerry was attending a horse pull.  Watching the huge draft horses pull double their weight and more was an incredible sight. 

Based on family research material that we found in St. John, we visited the County Courthouse in Rolla where we looked up land records and found even more relevant material.


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Pulling Rooky Gal with Grays Gerry