I am a former resident of Haakon County and read with interest the article of "Little House on the Prairie" told by Steve Clements.
I ... was born and raised at Topbar, S.D., where my uncle, Gilbert Durston, homesteaded in 1906 or 1907. His parents, my grandparents, Paul and Caroline Durston. and my Uncle Curtis, who was blind, and my parents, Herbert and Jane Durston, with my brother, Fred, and sisters, Dorothy and Emily, came in 1908.
I was born September 3, 1918, delivered by a midwife by the name of Stella Wells, a local neighbor.