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History of North Dakota, USA

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 North Dakota, USA

When Dakota Territory was created in 1861 it was named for the Dakota Indian tribe. Dakota is a Sioux word meaning friends or allies.

President Theodore Roosevelt first came to Dakota Territory in September 1883 to hunt bison. Before returning home to New York, he became interested in the cattle business and established the Maltese Cross Ranch and the Elkhorn Ranch.

This name Roughrider State originated in a state-supported tourism promotion of the 1960s and 70s. It refers to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry that Theodore Roosevelt organized to fight in the Spanish-American War.

North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state.

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  • 1713 - France gives England northern North Dakota

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1804 - Lewis and Clark arrived, built Fort Mandan (ND)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1851 - Permanent agricultural settlement established at Pembina (ND)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1863 - Dakota Territory opened for homesteading

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1876 - Custer defeated at Little Big Horn River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1879 - Great Dakota land boom began

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1889 - North Dakota became 39th state


  • 1895 - North Dakota
    North Dako'ta, a northwestern state of the American Union, bounded N., by Manitoba, a province of the Dominion of Canada, E. by Minnesota, S. by...Read MORE...


  •  North Dakota, USA
    State Capitol, Bismarck, N.D.
    Postcard
  •  North Dakota, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  •  North Dakota, USA
    Main Street, Bottineau, N.D.
    Postcard
  • 1918 - Influenza epidemic killed 2,700 in North Dakota

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  •  North Dakota, USA
    Bird's Eye View, Dickinson, N.D.
    Postcard
  • 1929 - Severe drought began in North Dakota, lasted nearly eight years

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • News February 15, 1936 - The temperature at Parshall ND plunged to 60 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 15, 1936

  • News July 6, 1936 - The temperature at Steele ND hit 121 degrees, a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com
    July 6, 1936

  • 1938 - First hard-surfaced highway completed across state of North Dakota

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1960 - Garrison Dam (ND) completed; Lake Sakakawea formed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1966 - Worst blizzard in North Dakota state history occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

  • 1968 - First recorded earthquake in state recorded near Ashley (ND)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm



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Main Street, Bottineau, N.D.
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Bird's Eye View, Dickinson, N.D.
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  • 1713 - France gives England northern North Dakota

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1804 - Lewis and Clark arrived, built Fort Mandan (ND)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1851 - Permanent agricultural settlement established at Pembina (ND)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1863 - Dakota Territory opened for homesteading

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1876 - Custer defeated at Little Big Horn River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1879 - Great Dakota land boom began

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1889 - North Dakota became 39th state
  • 1895 - North Dakota
    North Dako'ta, a northwestern state of the American Union, bounded N., by Manitoba, a province of the Dominion of Canada, E. by Minnesota, S. by... Read MORE...

  • 1918 - Influenza epidemic killed 2,700 in North Dakota

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1929 - Severe drought began in North Dakota, lasted nearly eight years

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • News  February 15, 1936 - The temperature at Parshall ND plunged to 60 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 15, 1936
  • News  July 6, 1936 - The temperature at Steele ND hit 121 degrees, a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com
    July 6, 1936
  • 1938 - First hard-surfaced highway completed across state of North Dakota

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1960 - Garrison Dam (ND) completed; Lake Sakakawea formed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1966 - Worst blizzard in North Dakota state history occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm
  • 1968 - First recorded earthquake in state recorded near Ashley (ND)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ndtimeln.htm

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