On June 23, 1891, James Van Horn and his wife, Kate, platted the town and named it for Mrs. Van Horn’s former home in Hartford, South Dakota. The post office department had previously rejected the proposed names of Clinton and of Ferry for the place. Clinton P. Ferry was an early Northwest capitalist who was once known as the Duke of Tacoma and was a nephew of Territorial and State Governor Elisha P. Ferry.
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