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The North Dakota city of Walhalla is located in Pemina County and is the second oldest town in the state. It was founded in 1845 by a priest named Father Belcourt, who moved his church school from Pembina because of the severe flooding in Pembina. He named the settlement St. Joseph. The fur trading economy of the Red River Valley was home to the North West Company, a fur trading post since before Walhalla was established. There were several fur trading posts in the vicinity, including the Gingras, and the Kittson Trading Post which is part of American Fur Company. In 1862, the post office was established. In 1871, the name was changed to Walhalla, a reference to North mythology and "Valley of the Gods." In 1898, the Great Northern Railroad came through town.

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