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Towner, North Dakota
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February 16, 1934     Mouse River Journal
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SMge Four MOUSE RIVER FARMERS PRESS UII I ......................................................................................... I[ ........................................... ,IlIL .......... ]! ........ I I ....................... iI BANTRY Norlna Bjornrud was a we, l{-end guest of Alice I{erbranson and she , also returned to Minot ~/lnday. i}esta flkansoIl, who has h~tell visiting at the August Ltlec]: hollle retlurned t~ Atrner ;~&nson s Friday. 51r. and Mrs. P. G. Stenlbakken and Mr. and Mrs. IR. C. t~aih'y and family sp:nt Friday eveniItg at H, D. Ilaileys ~'i.,~}tol's in }{iga Sillld}ly x%'ei't! 511'. and MrS, A. L, Herbranson and \%'ade, Mr. and Mrs. J. l{osenberger and Edna and l.tt[li~ tlanson. Mrs. E, M. Iterbranson, .Miss Olive }][eFbransoII, Misses Adeline Grove and fronl IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Ill T?p cs-,- IIIIIIIIHI:III;Iil;;II:;II:::I I=1;;: IIIIIi h~, You shall now be bored with a few facts which I have learned about Mc- i Henry county. Facts which perhaps !you have known for some time, but have forgotten or dismissed from your mind because of their seeming in- significance. To-wit: The .Mouse river is longer in Mc- Henry county than in any other ~county in the state, covering, a dist- ance of about 70 miles. Were the actual course of the river measured, it would be found to be perhaps three times that long. It runs south and north in this count\', turning, nnrth in the vicinity of Velva. The .Mouse river valley--the Mor, se river hay bottoms--extends from the Verendrve vicinity north along the DRAKE I iiilll I II I WILLOW CREEK river to'the north'border. The valleyI ranges in width from two miles to ten t nfites, the maximun: width being i,,1 the Upham vicinity. Throughout the1 valley the river has more loops an,it bends than any other river in the l nation. Hay has been produced on as many as 60,260 acres in this county in a recent year,--1931. The production that year was 30,191 tons. In 192',) hay production on 51,649 acres was 47,469 tons. in a five-year period, 1927 to '30, average yields were from 1.1 tons per acre to .5 tons per acre. There is a natural watershed from the Do;den buttes to the Mouse river. From the buttes water runs into Cot- tonwood lhke and into small stream.s which feed the Wintering river, which in turn runs into the Mouse river. Water from Brush or Bentley lake, near Drake, also flows into the Win- tering and subsequently into the Mouse. The principal lake in tbe county is Buffalo Lodge lake which is located F, 1\'. Lt hn~aI!I~ W;i.~ a caller iD ~\'il- ]o~v Oily "on t,MIlday. ]El'Ylts[ ].t.h[illtlin "~vas a caller at th,' John I(roy hom~ Aloe;day. ~'{HFIn:III ];ib~!r(ii:rf al~d yt!ll Lal~,r