I think one of the best descriptions of this area can be
found on page 132 of "The Story of the Prairies, or the Landscape
Geology of North Dakota" by Daniel Everett Willard originally published in
1906 where he said:
A Picturesque Group in Griggs County.
One of the prettiest groups of lakes in the State and surrounded by the most
picturesque morainic hills is that in Griggs County, and also extending
north into Eddy County. The group consists of Lake Jessie, Addie,
Sibley, Clear and Red Willow, besides many small ones, and also the North
and South Washington Lakes in Eddy County, and Free People's Lake, on the
Indian Reservation north of the Sheyenne River. From Devils Heart Hill
across the Sheyenne at the Morris ford to McHenry and Cooperstown is a
continuous series of lakes and hills. West of Cooperstown are the
high, steep, rounded knobs of the Dovre Moraine, rising seventy-five to one
hundred and fifty feet above the surrounding prairie, covered often thickly
with large granite and limestone boulders, and among these hills are the
silvery sheets of water of the lakes named.
It's always a great pleasure to to take small road trips and
enjoy the rural countryside with wide open vistas and the scenic hills and
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