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Published in The Prairie Naturalist 26(2): June 1994.


A year ago, Paul Kannowski, editor of The Prairie Naturalist, asked me to write a short history of the formative period of the North Dakota Natural Science Society (Society). Finally, a year later, I accomplished the task. It seems that the history of the Society might be a little tedious to current readers of The Prairie Naturalist. However, the history of an organization that has succeeded for 25 years is worthy of documentation. Also, I take some comfort from the thought that many "old-timers" and prior North Dakota residents still belong to the Society and presumably take an interest in its history.