By Tom Everts
My grandparents, E.A. and Rozella Everts arrived in Otter Tail County June 1, 1871. They took a homestead (now owned by Leta Hanson) in Section 27 Township 133N, a township that was subsequently named for them.
E.A. Everts had been a Union soldier in the Civil War and there had met Eben E. Corliss. The two became lifelong friends. Corliss came to Clitherall Township in 1870 and two years later, he became the first county attorney for Otter Tail County.