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Col. Henry Hale


Born in London, England on March 7, 1852, Henry Hale came to the United States at the age of fourteen. He enlisted in the Army, and in 1878 was sent to Fort Totten. During his time there, Hale worked with individuals such as Limpy Jack Clayton, Major Marcus Reno, and Lt. Hugh Scott who would later become a Major General.

Henry Hale became the Ramsey County Auditor and served a term in both the House and the Senate of the North Dakota Legislature. He was an avid historian and through his efforts, the Lake Region Pioneer Association was established. Later he created the Fifty Year Club for those who settled in the Lake Region prior to 1885. Colonel Henry Hale died on this date in 1935.

Dakota Datebook written by Jim Davis


Devils Lake World January 2, 1935

North Dakota Medicine Sketches and Abstracts by J. Grassick, MD 1926