Local history resources donated to libraries and school

Frank Turner

The Dakota Buttes Visitors Council, local author Francie Berg, and the National Bison Association are donating bison themed books to the Adams County Library, the Hettinger Public School Library, and Hettinger Public School history classes 

The Dakota Buttes Visitors Council donated Berg’s “Buffalo Heartbeats Across the Plains” and “Buffalo Trails in the Dakota Buttes” to promote Adams County local history. 

Francie Berg also donated books she used as resources to write her local publications. 

According to Berg, the donated books are to help people engage with the area’s local history. In the past, Jason LeFebre’s eighth-grade history class has used Berg’s self guided tour as a guide to explore specific historic sites in the area.  

Now that the materials are more readily available for the students and teachers, Berg hopes that Jason’s history classes will use the donated books to continue exploring and learning the story of the buffalo.  

“That just speaks to the kind of person Francie is,” said LeFebre, “This community is lucky to have her ambition and generosity. The students will be able to utilize the materials when covering the buffalo on the prairie in the classroom and on the annual field trip on the first part of the buffalo tour.”