North Dakota By: Aaron
State Symbols These are some facts about North Dakota. The state flower is the wild Prairie rose. The state bird is the Western Meadowlark. The state’s nickname is the Peace Garden State. The state tree is the American Elm. These are only a few of the state symbols for the state of ND.
Bismarck These are some facts about Bismarck. Bismarck Became a city in 1872. Did you know that Bismarck was not it’s original name? It was Edwinton. It’s population is 59,503. The city was named after Otto Von Bismarck. Now you learned some facts about Bismarck.
Other major cities These are some other major cities in ND. Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota. It was formed in 1871. It has a population of 92,660. Grand Forks has a population of 51, 740. Minot has a population of 35,281. Now you have learned some facts about the major cities in ND.
Grand Forks These are some facts about Grand Forks. The Red River has flooded ND 15 times. The worst came to Grand Forks. That year they had 2 floods. In 1997, they had a flood too. It nearly flooded the whole entire town. Now you have learned facts about Grand Forks.
Minot and Fargo Minot has a population of 35,281. Fargo has a population of 92,660. Fargo became a city in 1871. Minot became a city in 1886. They are only 15 years apart. Now you have learned about Fargo and Minot.
Bismarck and Grand Forks Now you are going to learn about Bismarck and Grand Forks. Bismarck has a population of 59,503. Grand Forks has a population of 51,740. If you round the numbers to the nearest 10,000 they are only 8,000 apart. Bismarck became a city in 1871. Grand Forks became a city in 1874. Now you have learned some facts about Bismarck and Grand Forks.
History Now you are going to learn some history about ND. North Dakota is named after Indians. It comes from the Sioux Indian word meaning “friend” or “ally”. Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt had to cabins there? Did you know that Lewis and Clark built a fort? Now you have learned some history about ND.
College sports Now you are going to learn some facts about North Dakota’s College sports. The Dakota Wizards are a minor league basketball team. They are trying to get into the NBA. UND is college sports. They play Men's Hockey, Women’s Hockey, Baseball, Basketball, Football and others. Now you have learned some facts about College sports in ND.
Industry Now you are going to learn about some Industries in ND. In the bad lands there is lots of oil plants. The Bobcat headquarters is in West Fargo. In the bad lands there is lots of coal. Now you have learned about some industries in ND.
Interesting Facts Now you are going to learn some interesting facts about ND. Did you know that Lewis and Clark built a fort in ND? Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt park is there? Did you know that there is lots of big cattle Ranches? Now you have learned some interesting facts about ND.
People Now you are going to learn about some famous people in my state. Phil Jackson He was born in 1945. He played in the NBA. He played for the Knicks and the Nets. He played for UND in college. Dr. Anne Carlsen She was born without complete arms and legs. She still became a high school teacher. She built a school for kids with disabilities.
Carl Ben Eielson He was born in Hatton, ND. He became a daring aviator and pilot in Alaska. Carl was the first person to fly over the Arctic Ocean. He died trying to rescue people trapped on the ice. Now you have learned about some famous people in ND.
Weather and Climate Now you are going to learn about the weather and climate in ND. In the summer it gets hot and it is dry. In the winter the winds whip through North Dakota. They can get an average of 37 inches or more of snow. In 1997 floods caused lots of damage in Grand Forks. Now you have learned some facts about the weather and climate in ND.
Things to see in ND. Now you are going to learn about some stuff you can see in ND. There are lots of buffalo herds that roam the badlands. In Medora there is a house filled with lots of antique toys and dolls. Now you have learned some things to see in ND.
Map North Dakota became a state in 1889. It was the 39th state. My state is in the upper mid west. The highest point is White Butte. The lowest point is the Red River. It is boarded by Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, And Canada.
United States North Dakota By: Jim Ollhoff • The World Almanac for Kids 2014 • ABDO Digital resources North Dakota Bibliography