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Moving to North Dakota
North Dakota is land of larger-than-life adventure. Wide open prairies, breathtaking landscapes, and wildlife in their natural surroundings, will wash a calming peace over you, while at the same time get your blood flowing with the notion that this is the land of possibilities. In addition to the scenic wonders, North Dakota is a state with something for all ages and interests. There are six national sites, eighteen state parks, 56 state historic sites, and more than 150 museums.
North Dakota became the 39th state on November 2, 1889. With an area of 70,704 square miles, North Dakota is the 19th largest state in the nation. There is plenty of space for North Dakotans. The population of 642,200 (as of 2000) ranks ND as the 47th most populace state. In fact, North Dakota has more registered vehicles than it has residents. Major industries are farming (wheat, barley, oats, flaxseed), cattle, mining (lignite, soft coal), and electrical power generation.
Now that you are moving to North Dakota, the only state in the US that has never had an earthquake, impress your friends and family with this North Dakota knowledge:
State Capital is Bismarck.
Largest City is Fargo.
State Flower is the Wild Prairie Rose.
Theodore Roosevelt was sent to live in ND for health reasons. He fell in love with the West, and wrote a book titled Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail before becoming a US president.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western ND is the only national park named for a person.
State Motto: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
When Dakota Territory was created in 1861, it was named for the Dakota Indian tribe. Dakota is a Sioux word meaning friends or allies.
1947 and again, in 1989, North Dakota attempted to change its name simply to "Dakota," but the Legislature rejected the idea.
The original grave of Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull can be found in Fort Yates.
ND grows more sunflowers than any other state.
The Dakota Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson houses twelve full scale dinosaurs, thousands of rock, mineral and fossil specimens, plus a complete real Triceratops and Edmontosaurus.
State Nicknames: Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State.
North Dakota hosts almost fifty local and regional rodeos that attract hundreds of cowboys each year.
The coast line around Lake Sakawea is longer than the California coastline along the Pacific Ocean.
10,000 years ago, the state's eastern edge was a vast glacial lake bed.
The Lewis and Clark expedition encountered their first grizzly bears in ND.
The parking meter was invented in ND.
State Bird is the Western Meadowlark.
North Dakota has the highest number of millionaires per capita than any other state, and not a yuppie to be found anywhere.
Milk is the official state beverage.
Enjoy your home - North Dakota!