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    (November 2, 1889- )
    39th state to join
    Northwest Fur Company built the first trading post in North Dakota (1797)
    Part of five different territories (Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa - 1805-61)
    Nickname: Flickertail State
    Capital: Bismarck
    Size: 70,665 square miles (ranks 17th)
    Motto: Liberty And Union, Now And Forever, One And Inseparable
    Bird: Western Meadowlark
    Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
    Tree: American Elm
    Song: North Dakota Hymn
    The Northern and Southern parts of Dakota conflicted as to where their capitol should be, so they separated into North and South Dakota.
    It is really not known whether North Dakota is really the 39th or 40th state; President Harrison refused to say which statehood he signed first.
    Temperature ranges from -60ºF (-51ºC) (February 15, 1936) to 121ºF (49ºC) (July 6, 1936).
    60 people were killed in a blizzard that hit North Dakota & Minnesota (March 16, 1941).
    It has of one of the tallest structures in the world, the transmitting antenna for KTHI (2,063 feet high).
    Kodak got its name as a take off of Dakota.
    It is the only U.S. state never to experience an earthquake.
    The TV series 'Dakotas' and 'Bordertown' may be set in North Dakota.
    Lawrence Welk, Ann Sothern, Peggy Lee and Angie Dickinson were born in North Dakota.
    North Dakota was first to enact a hail insurance law (March 18, 1911).
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 120.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 31 Votes: 54.84% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 27 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 74 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 127 Votes: 54.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 187 Votes: 45.99% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 247 Votes: 52.23% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 303 Votes: 53.47% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 552 Votes: 55.98% Annoying
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