|Posted By:||Jim Selfridge|
|Subject:||Selfridge, North Dakota|
|Post Date:||April 23, 2013 at 14:45:20|
|Forum:||North Dakota Genealogy Forum|
Somewhere, somehow, someway, there's someone out there that knows the REAL reason that Selfridge, North Dakota has that name. It was established as a 'town' in the early 1900's, but was known only as a stop on the railroads in the years previous. Of all the Selfridges that were in the area in the middle/late 1800's was one Lorenzo Dow Selfridge and his decendants on their way to OR and WA from Brownsville, MN and during their stay there, Fort Yates ND(a nearby site) was over 250 miles away, so that would be out of range for a businessman and his family to create any influence in generating a railroad stop in such a remote place. No one in Selfridge from the town historian down to the man on the street has any idea of how it became named such. If anyone has any ideas or theories about this, contact me and we'll gnaw on it a while. I'm at the end of MY rope about this mystery !!