|Pembina County Courthouse, Pembina, ND|
Although built in 1881 (as a sign reads near the roof line),
Pembina wasn't officially designated as the county seat
until 1897 [Source: State Historical Society of ND]
|Front Cover of Cavalier's booklet, published during 1910 debate |
regarding having county seat changed from Pembina to their city
Source: State Archives of North Dakota
Let's take a closer look at Cavalier's arguments; to read more easily, click images to enlarge...
There were court cases contesting the petitions and elections concerning the matter, but in the end, Cavalier became the county seat of Pembina County in 1911.
Read about some of the very public battle in transcripts of the newspapers of the day, here...