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Kristi Bessler, former resident of the Alida area and Alida-Bear Creek Reunion organizer, looks over historic photos and documents concerning the little Clearwater County towns. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Alida, Bear Creek: Tiny towns to hold reunion

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In the late 1890s, settlers established two villages south of Shevlin in what was then the western part of Beltrami County.

Clearwater County was carved out of that area in 1902, and the little towns of Bear Creek and Alida grew up with stores, schools churches and saloons. A stage coach made daily runs between the towns and Shevlin, and later, the railroad provided service.


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