WARD COUNTY
 NORTH DAKOTA

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The Prairie Schools
From the book "People of the Prairie"
By the people of the South Prairie area.

   There were 25 one-room schools around South Prairie, but they were not open all at the same time. They operated for sixty years and educated three generations of children. These rural schools were a distinct success. For most of their tenure they provided the only education their pupils were to get, as going off to high school did not become general until the 1940's.
   They were community centers. They made life better in each neighborhood. As one pioneer woman said, "we looked forward to the opening of school. It was all we had." Another one said, "We had many good times in that little building."
   Those that were still operating in 1960 had come a long way from the first schools started in homesteaders' shacks. They had become modernized in both facilities and methods. Their graduates were doing well wherever they went.
   A succession of dedicated teachers labored through the years, some of them were home-grown products, many came from other places. Some of them stayed to settle down. They were seldom well-paid, but always hard-working and they made their mark.

I entered this because I think it speaks for most of the rural areas in North Dakota. The School and the Church were the centers of many communities activities.   Don Gardner



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Ward County Historical Resource & Database Sites  

Historical Societies  State Listings as well
BLM Records by Name
County Calendar (Reunions, Family Gatherings, etc.)
County Location Map
County Township Map
List of Ward County Townships
The Political Graveyard
History of Ward County
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Newspapers In Ward County North Dakota Past and Present
Linkpendium Ward County Records
Ward County Historical Society
Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society

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Ward County & Regional Information Sources and Databases

County Government Home Page
NDACo: Ward County Profile
Cities, Towns and Villages
Capitol Impact - Ward County, ND
Minot Air Force Base
national register of historic places in ward County
Bismark Tribune - On Line
Minot Daily News - On Line
Ward County Public Library
Minot Public Library

Personal Home Pages With Connections To Ward County, ND

Links to Genealogy Home Pages With Ward County Ancestors

Ward County Census Data

Images 1900 Images 1920
Images 1910 Images 1930
1900, 1910, 1920, State Census, 1925 State Census for Ward County available for purchase from Heritage Quest
 

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NDGenWeb Sites for

Counties Adjacent to Ward County ND

From Ward County

County

 Name

Date

Created

County

Created From

County Seat
North Renville 1873 Duel, Pembina Mohall
East McHenry 1873 Buffalo (Discontinued) Towner
South McLean 1883 Stevens Washburn
West Mountrail 1873 Ward Stanley
N West Burke 1910 Ward Bowbells

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Special Thanks To Donald T Gardner, former County Coordinator, for the format and a lot of valuable information added to the Ward County, ND GenWeb Project. All rights reserved.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 25-Jun-2014 22:54:10 MDT