Early Histories and Settlers of Hubbard County, Minnesota


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Akeley History


      An Early Day Logger  

by Verna Barr Haines

Submitted by Mel C. Haugen, Glendale, Arizona.

Verna was born in the Becida area in Fern Township.  She was the great-granddaughter of Becida pioneer Engebret Haugan and the daughter of Fred and Anna Barr who lived most of their lives in the area.  Verna was educated locally and in 1942, she graduated from Bemidji State College.  She had a career in school teaching, principally in Rockford, Illinois.  After retirement, she re-located to Phoenix, Arizona.


Fern Township History and Early Settlers

by Verna Barr Haines


Early Church Life in Park Rapids

by James Lundstrom



Biographical Sketches of Settlers in the 1880's    

Compiled from 1880 MN federal census (Cass Co) and 1885 MN state census, and Park Rapids Enterprize articles through 1883, by Ira Benham, with some additions from secondary sources,

by Peter Wilson, 8 East 25 St, Minneapolis MN 55404, 612-871-4807 pmwilson@uswest.net







  See Sanford Update/corrections 




        A hard copy of the 1989 history, with bibliography, and notes on state and natural history,

 is at the Park Rapids public library. 



After Fifty Years