Belle Fourche was settled by Volga German immigrants who came to work in the sugar beet fields that were made possible by an irrigation project in 1905.
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
VOLGA GERMAN FAMILIES
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in or around Belle Fourche:
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States(Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 53.