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North Dakota- the Peace Garden State

   
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North Dakota Printables

 

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North Dakota State Bird: Western Meadowlark

 

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Top Five Facts

 

1. ) Explorers Lewis and Clark spent more time in North Dakota than in any other state during their epic 1804-1806 expedition.

2. ) North Dakota is the nation’s second largest producer of oil. Only Texas produces more oil.

3. ) North Dakota is the nation’s largest producer of honey.

4. ) The Bank of North Dakota is the nation’s only state-owned bank.

5. ) The Peace Chapel, on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada, is the only building built on the Canada-USA border.

 

North Dakota in History

 
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
 
Statues at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, North Dakota
 

1610: Henry Hudson claims eastern North Dakota for England.

1682: LaSalle claims the area around the Missouri River, including the area in North Dakota, for France.

1762: France cedes its lands in North Dakota to Spain.

1763: France cedes more land in North Dakota, around the Mouse and Red Rivers, to England as a result of the French and Indian War.

1802: First non-Indian native of North Dakota born in the state.

1803: Spain returns the land in North Dakota to France.

1803: France sells its lands in North Dakota to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase for about $15,000,000

1804 – 1806: Lewis and Clark travel through North Dakota along the Missouri River on their way to and return trip from the Pacific Coast. They set up a winter camp among the Mandan Indians at Fort Mandan. They meet the famous Indian, Sacajawea, who becomes their interpreter.

1818: North Dakota became part of the Missouri Territory.

1834 to 1854: Parts of North Dakota become parts of the Michigan Territory, the Wisconsin Territory, the Iowa Territory, the MinnesotaTerritory and the Nebraska Territory.

1861: North Dakota officially organized as part the Dakota Territory.

1863: Dakota Territory opens for homesteading (people buying and settling the land).

1883: The capitol is moved to Bismarck and the first capitol building is built.

1889: North Dakota becomes the 39th state on November 2.

1915-1921: The Nonpartisan League, a political movement, controls state government until the governor is recalled in 1921.

1961: Roger Maris, a native of North Dakota, breaks the record held by Babe Ruth for most home runs in one season.

1997: Melting snow in April causes the Red River to flood the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

2005: Anthrax kills many cattle and hurts the income of North Dakota ranchers.

 

Louisiana Purchase

Much of Nebraska became part of the United States in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Click above to learn why it is sometimes called the "greatest real estate deal in history."

   
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Lewis and Clark in Depth

This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition for kids. It contains numerous printable and interactive activities as well as a guided tour along the trail.

   
 

North Dakota in Detail

 
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North Dakota is part of Tornado Alley

 
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Selected North Dakota Video – Theodore Roosevelt National Park