50 Facts About North Dakota State That Will Fascinate You Story

By Sarah Hartness

Introduction

50 Facts About North Dakota State That Will Fascinate You Story

Some facts about North Dakota state you should know include, that it was originally part...

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Fun Facts About North Dakota

First up are the many fun facts of North Dakota...

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The Enchanted Highway is in North Dakota

The Enchanted Highway is lined with massive scrap metal sculptures that are along the 32-mile...

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The Red River Valley is the lowest land in North Dakota

It runs along the eastern border of North Dakota, and its lowest point is 750...

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One North Dakota State nickname is the "Peace Garden State"

It is called this because the International Peace Garden is in North Dakota. The name...

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North Dakota is also called the "Roughrider State"

The name comes from the cavalry that Teddy Roosevelt organized to fight in the Spanish-American...

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The name Dakota comes from a Sioux word

One interesting fact about North Dakota is the origin of the name. The word Dakota...

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North Dakota is over 66 times larger than Rhode Island

The land area of North Dakota is 68,994 square miles. Rhode Island is the smallest...

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The North Dakota State Capitol cost two million dollars to build

It was completed in 1934, and the workers who built it were only paid $0.30...

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President Theodore Roosevelt loved North Dakota

Although Teddy Roosevelt is from New York, he arrived in North Dakota on September 8th...

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The International Peace Garden is in North Dakota

The site lies between North Dakota and Ontario, Canada, and it was created to establish...

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The state capitol is the tallest building in North Dakota

The capitol building is a high-rise building that is 242 feet tall. Since it is...

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North Dakota is the least visited state in the US

However, more people continue to visit from around the United States every year. In 2021...

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There is a lot of wildlife in North Dakota

Some of the most common wildlife in the state include buffalo, deer, antelope, elk, moose...

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North Dakota contains a lot of lignite

One of the less well-known North Dakota facts about the state is that it contains...

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A re-creation of the Custer House is in North Dakota

The Custer House is in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Today the house is a...

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The Nonpartisan League political party started in North Dakota

The Nonpartisan League was a political party that started in 1915 and focused on many...

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Interesting Facts About North Dakota

Next up are some interesting facts on North Dakota...

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North Dakota has the least amount of forest land of any state

Today only 1% of the state's land is forest which is around 450,000 acres. This...

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Grand Forks is the third-largest city in North Dakota

Grand Forks is on the eastern side of the state north of Fargo. The city...

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There are 14 North Dakota state parks

The parks are spread throughout the state. At the parks, you can camp with multiple...

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The North Dakota state tree is the American Elm

It is a common tree found in most parts of the state. It is for...

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The North Dakota state flower is the Wild Prairie Rose

It was adopted as the official state flower in 1907. The flower is easy to...

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The North Dakota state bird is the Western Meadowlark

It was made the official state bird in 1947. The bird is brown with a...

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The North Dakota State flag was first used in the Spanish-American War

The flag was designed in 1898. The name of the state was added to it...

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North Dakota State motto started as the motto of the Dakota Territory

The motto is "Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable". The motto is...

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park is in North Dakota

The park was named after the former president since he loved the state and would...

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The San Haven Sanatorium used to be in North Dakota

It opened in 1909 as the North Dakota Tuberculosis Sanitarium as a way to help...

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Weird Facts About North Dakota

Here are some of the weird North Dakota facts...

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The world's largest buffalo monument is in North Dakota

It is in Jamestown, North Dakota, and it is 26 feet tall. It weighs 60...

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There is no official North Dakota state animal

However, they do have official types of specific animals. There is an official bird, a...

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Milk is the official drink of North Dakota

Milk was named the official drink in 1983. It was chosen since milk and dairy...

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The largest metal sculpture in the world is in North Dakota

The statue is one of the seven that run along the Enchanted Highway. The largest...

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The official dance of North Dakota is the Square Dance

The dance was chosen and approved to represent the state by the Legislative Assembly in...

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Cool Facts About North Dakota

There are also some cool and interesting facts of North Dakota...

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The geographical center of North America is in North Dakota

However, there is a debate over which city is the exact center. The city of...

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8,962 people made snow angels in Bismarck

North Dakota holds the Guinness World Record for most snow angels, and it occurred on...

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The largest pancake feed in the world was in ND

It took place on February 9th, 2008, in Fargo, North Dakota. During the 50th annual...

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The largest Holstein is in New Salem, North Dakota

The cow is named Salem Sue, and she was built in 1974. She weighs six...

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North Dakota produces more honey than any other state

Every year there are more than 38.6 million pounds of honey produced by the honey...

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Scary Facts About North Dakota

Get ready, there are also some scary North Dakota facts and information...

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There are ghosts at North Dakota State University

There have been reports of ghosts in multiple places on campus. Ceres Hall and Minard...

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Riverside Cemetery is one of the haunted places in North Dakota

People who have visited the cemeteries have heard knocking noises, which have been recorded. The...

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Harvey Library is haunted

People in the library have experienced things like flickering lights, glitches with computers, and missing...

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There are 43 abandoned towns in North Dakota

These towns are throughout the state. They are considered ghost towns since they have very...

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North Dakota has extreme weather and temperatures

The lowest temperature ever recorded in North Dakota was negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature...

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Historical Facts About North Dakota

Next are listed some North Dakota history facts...

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North Dakota was part of the Louisiana Purchase

All of the land that makes up North Dakota was part of the 530 million...

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North Dakota started as the Dakota Territory

What is now South Dakota was also part of the territory. It was made into...

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North Dakota became the 39th state in 1889

North Dakota became a state on November 2nd, 1889. It was separated from the other...

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President Benjamin Harrison made North Dakota an official state

He signed the papers on November 2nd, 1889, which was the same day South Dakota...

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Over thirty-five thousand men from North Dakota fought in World War I

There were exactly 35,448 men from the state that served in the Armed Forces during...

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Important Facts About North Dakota

Finally, there is some important information about North Dakota...

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The North Dakota state capital is Bismarck

The city has a population of over 133,000 people, which includes the metropolitan area. This...

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The population of North Dakota is 775,000 people

This was the population of the state in 2021, and it increased by 15,000 people...

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Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota

Fargo is on the eastern border of North Dakota, with Minnesota just across the Red...

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Many Native American Tribes live in North Dakota

They lived throughout the state, and today there are more than 31,000 Native Americans residing...

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The Missouri River runs through North Dakota

It goes from the southeastern part of the state to the northwest. North Dakota has...

Conclusion

Conclusion

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