- Historical notes
- To be seen
Il North Dakota it is one of the least populated states in the USA probably due to its geographic conformation and its position, in the Midwest, halfway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, under Canada.
To the south, the state borders South Dakota, Montana to the west and Minnesota to the east.
Territory among the most frequented by explorers Lewis e Clark who meet the guide here Sacagawea. However, the native Indian tribes are decimated in the mid-1800s due to a smallpox epidemic. It was at the end of the nineteenth century that the railway facilitated the arrival of numerous settlers from Europe and the neighboring territories of North Dakota. Roosvelt often has himself portrayed present in North Dakota to show his more human side and close to the traditional spirit but also typical adventurer of the western frontier.
To be seen
Fargo it is an interesting city with many facets. Very lively from an artistic point of view, it was a frontier post, a base for fur hunters, a place for facilitated divorces, a place to hide excellent defendants during trials.
The capital of North Dakota is though Bismarck, with about 55.000 inhabitants. Here you can visit the meeting places between Lewis and Clark explorers and Native American Indians. Around the city there are numerous sites with Indian land constructions but also the center in which to learn the details of the epic exploration of the two European adventurers.
Minot it is an anomalous town as it has Scandinavian origins which it protects with great rigor and pride, showing numerous icons typical of northern Europe such as a Norwegian wooden church and Finnish saunas. The largest Scandinavian festival in the world is also celebrated in October.
Il Theodor Roosvelt National Park it encloses rock formations with suggestive colors next to prairies where wild and luxuriant nature reigns. You can admire mules, deer, bighorn sheep, elk, bison, many varieties of bird species. A visit on horseback is ideal to get in touch with the atmosphere of the place.
Towards Montana instead, always moving further west, the territory becomes more desolate and the horizon itself of the prairie becomes more barren. The small urban centers are decadent and however they maintain the charm while showing a path that will perhaps lead them to be almost ghost towns.
It is possible in North Dakota to immerse yourself in the America of the past also through gastronomy. Alongside recipes such as bison meatloaf you can sip a drink made from grapes or flavored with a root extract. However, there is no shortage of restaurants that even serve Thai shrimp pizza, especially in the sophisticated restaurants of the city of Fargo.
|NORTH DAKOTA, ND – 46.80N, 100.77W||STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE|
|ABNAMED: “The Peace Garden State”|
|ORIGIN NAME: The Dakota, who populated the region, were, among the Indians of the prairies, the most evolved from a cultural point of view.|
|OTHER CITIES': -|
|MEMBER UNION FROM: 2 November 1889 (39nd state)|
|CAPITAL POPULATION: 72.777 from.|
|COUNTY NUMBER: 53|
|POOR PEOPLE: 12,5 % water content|
|MOTTO: “Liberty and union, now and forever: one and inseparable”|
|TREE: American Elm|
|BIRD: Western Meadowlark|
|FLOWER: Wild Prairie Rose|
|SONG: North Dakota Hymn|
|FLAG: The North Dakota flag has a blue background, in which there is a bald eagle with an olive branch and a bunch of arrows in its talons. In its beak, the eagle carries a ribbon with the motto "one nation made up of many states". The shield on the eagle's chest has thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen states. The design above the eagle represents the birth of the new nation, the United States. The name "North Dakota" appears on a red ribbon.|
- AGRICULTURE: Wheat, livestock, barley, sunflowers, milk, sugar beets.
- INDUSTRY : Food processing, mining, tourism.
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