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Biography of George Van Arnam of Wahpeton North Dakota

George Van Arnam, a respected figure in Richland County, North Dakota, served as the county judge after being elected in 1908. Prior to his judicial career, he engaged in farming, teaching, and the newspaper business. Judge Van Arnam was known for his broad-mindedness, sound judgment, and dedication to his community. He was married to Nettie Heath, and they had four children. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in organizing the Old Settlers’ Association and was an active member of fraternal organizations.

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Biography of Ole Bolstad of Northwood, North Dakota

Ole Bolstad, who is a successful dentist in active practice at Northwood, North Dakota, was born at Ringsaker, Norway, October 3, 1875, son of Ole L. and Thonethe Bolstad. They were farmers in their native country, being poor tenants till they immigrated to America in 1880. They arrived at Philadelphia, July 4, that year, and from there went to Richland county, North Dakota. Our subject lived on the farm with his parents, received the rudiments of his education at the district school, which was supplemented by a course at the Mayville Normal, and a two year scientific course at the

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