Per and Axel Sten made two train trips to Davidson. The first, in 1904, was to find homestead land; the second was the move itself, from Roseau Minnesota, a year later. The lure of the land, and perhaps the threat of tuberculosis may be why the Stens packed up and set out in the spring of 1905.
Before I tell you about my family and homesteading, I want to explain why they chose to go where they went. I think two Roseau, Minnesota men, Edgar Book and Andrew Berg had a big influence on them. Here’s why.