Ransom Has Pauper But No Poor Farm

Sheldon Progress: Ransom county has its first pauper after an existence of more than thirty-six wears {sp}. The pauper resides in the northwest part of the county in the fourth commissioner district, of which J. L. Birklid, of Kidville is commissioner. Commissioner Birklid was in Fargo last week making arrangements with the Cass county authorities to care for the party there. Ransom county is one of the few counties in the state which does not have a poor farm, and not having a pauper in its confines since its organization, is a pretty good record. The cost of keeping the party at the Cass county poor farm will be borne by Ransom county.

Valley City Times-Record, 11/15/1917

Life Was Extinct

Posted 11/10/2014