Kittson County Historical Society

Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present

June 2009 Blog Posts (5)


I have been assisting Marcy Johnson take photos of Kittson County Churches and Cemeteries to be included in a booklets on the same topic. As a result I have come to appreciate that in addition to the recognized Church Cemeteries the county also has private family cemeteries, abandoned cemeteries, township cemeteries and single burials.

There are so many interesting stories connected with these sites I am compelled to share them with you.

One concerns a Civil War Veteran… Continue

Added by Glenn Browne on June 24, 2009 at 9:28pm — No Comments


When I crossed the Drayton bridge it was Sunday so no one was working and I was able to drive down to the construction site and examine the progress in detail. It looks like the large steel pilings are almost all in place on the North Dakota side. The bridge has been designed to start farther back from the river on the Drayton side and sit much higher when it crosses the river. This results in a longer and higher bridge.

I noticed that a number of the bridge supports which the bridge… Continue

Added by Glenn Browne on June 23, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments


I was in Drayton ND on Sunday June 20th, and crossed the Red River on the bridge that runs from Robbin, Mn to Drayton. When I saw the construction for the new bridge I was reminded that it will not be long before the old bridge is history. With that in mind I stopped and took a few photos

I walked down to the bank of the river and took a few more shots. It is hard to believe how high the water rises to shut down this bridge.…


Added by Glenn Browne on June 23, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Baby Lewis Leskiw grave

We were very happy to find out the information about the location of this cemetery just south of the Canadian Border. Baby Lewis was the infant son of Alex and Julia (Ogorek) Leskiw and a little brother to Helen Domainiak of Virginia, MN, well know to many local Lancasterites, . Lewis is a first cousin to Anne (Leskiw) Anderson. Anne, age 94, was very happy when we took her to see this cemetery before Memorial Day, as she had not known where the baby was located prior to this. We put a floral… Continue

Added by Louise Coffield on June 12, 2009 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment


Here is a perfect example of one of the goals of the Kittson Historian web page.

Steve Swiontek (Devils Lake, ND) posted an old Orleans photo called "Orleans kids 1941". (click on the Photos tab)

He was able to identify only one person in the photo.

Lon Jerome (Los Vegas) sent a copy of the photo to his mother-in-law Peggy (Hunter) Sanner

Peggy Sanner (Lancaster, Mn) identifed almost every one in the photo!

The photo now comes to life and has an… Continue

Added by Glenn Browne on June 5, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

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