On April 19th, National North Dakota Day recognizes the Peace Garden State.

Long before Lewis and Clark traveled up the Missouri River, the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara arrived in North Dakota. During the Corps of Discovery, the team camped at Fort Mandan along the Missouri River for the winter. Here, their translators, Sacagawea and Charbonneau, joined the expedition. Sacagawea would also give birth to her son, Jean Baptiste.

As the settlement expanded, disputes over land increased. Fort Abraham Lincoln preserves the home of Gen. George and Libby Custer, the military commissary, blockhouses, and the Mandan Indian Village along the Missouri River.

Theodore Roosevelt arrived in North Dakota in 1883 and fell in love with badlands and outdoor life. He would later be elected the 26th U.S. President and served from 1901 to 1909. His love of the badlands led to his conservation and preservation efforts.  The North Dakota Badlands are named Theodore Roosevelt National Park in his name.

I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota. ~

Theodore Roosevelt

In the heart of the badlands…

In the heart of the badlands, Medora came to life and today recreates the western life with entertainment in an outdoor amphitheater. Visit the Cowboy Hall of Fame and so much more in Medora.

When statehood crested the horizon, South Dakota was also in line for admission. President Benjamin Harrison signed the bills at random, and nothing was recorded indicating which bill was endorsed first.

However, due to alphabetical order, North Dakota is listed as the 39th state to be admitted to the union.
Beyond historical sites, North Dakota boasts a healthy amount of scenic byways. Kayak down the Pembina Gorge or visit the International Peace Gardens.

North Dakota Unforgettable Hardcover – April 17, 2013

by photography by Chuck Haney (Author)
North Dakota Unforgettable 

by photography by Chuck Haney (Author)

While you’re there, take a hike into the Turtle Mountains.
Camp at Devil’s Lake or tour any one of the many wineries and vineyards.Visit Sheyenne State Forest and seek out the only waterfall in the state.

Garrison Dam is the fifth largest earthen dam in the world and Lake Sakakawea‘s year-round fishing and recreation is an angler’s dream. At night, the skies reveal stars never seen before, and the Northern Lights dance with delight.

North Dakota is also home to National Calendar, #CelebrateEveryDay! As the home of National Day Calendar in Mandan, North Dakota, it’s our favorite place to be!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNorthDakotaDay

Join National Day Calendar as we seek the legendary in North Dakota. Explore the prairies and the badlands. Discover the fantastic people, exciting places, and untold history.

Share where you explore and use #NationalNorthDakotaDay to post on social media.

Hidden Treasures

The Pyramid of North Dakota
Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile
Enchanted highway
White Butte
Grand Sky Drone Park

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau – Explorer – (February 11, 1805 – May 16, 1866)

Charbonneau: Man of Two Dreams (American Dreamers) Paperback – May 28, 2015

by Win Blevins  (Author)
Charbonneau: Man of Two Dreams (American Dreamers)
by Win Blevins  (Author)

Madeline Gleason – Poet – (January 26, 1903 – April 22, 1979)

Madeline Gleason Collected Poems: 1919-1979 (Talisman Classic American Poets) Paperback – December 1, 1999

by Madeline Gleason  (Author), Christopher Wagstaff (Editor)
Madeline Gleason Collected Poems: 1919-1979 (Talisman Classic American Poets)

by Madeline Gleason  (Author), Christopher Wagstaff (Editor)

Lawrence Welk – Musician – (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992)

Wunnerful, wunnerful!: The autobiography of Lawrence Welk Paperback – January 1, 1973

by Lawrence Welk  (Author)
Wunnerful, wunnerful!: The autobiography of Lawrence Welk 

by Lawrence Welk  (Author)
Lawrence Welk Precious Memories
Lawrence Welk Precious Memories

Louis L’amour – Author – (March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988)

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1: The Frontier Stories Paperback – January 26, 2010

by Louis L'Amour  (Author)
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 1: The Frontier Stories Paperback

by Louis L’Amour  (Author)

Andrew Freeman – Engineer – (March 10, 1909 – January 17, 1996)


Harold Schafer – Businessman – (February 1, 1912 – December 2, 2001)

Aristocrat of the West, The Story of Harold Schafer First edition.

by Larry Woiwode  (Author)
Aristocrat of the West, The Story of Harold Schafer First edition.

by Larry Woiwode  (Author)



Eric Sevareid – Journalist – (November 26, 1912 – July 9, 1992)

The American Journey of Eric Sevareid Hardcover – March 1, 1995

by Raymond Schroth (Author)
The American Journey of Eric Sevareid Hardcover – March 1, 1995

by Raymond Schroth (Author)



Peggy Lee – Singer – (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002)

IsThat All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee Kindle Edition

by James Gavin  (Author)
Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee

by James Gavin  (Author) 
Fever (180G Red Vinyl)

180 gram

LEE, PEGGY (Artist) 
Fever (180G Red Vinyl)

180 gram

LEE, PEGGY (Artist) 


Metha Parisien Bercier – Author – (August 6, 1922 -)

Tommorrow My Sister Said, Tomorrow Never Came Hardcover – March 14, 2013

by Metha Parisien Bercier (Author)
Tommorrow My Sister Said, Tomorrow Never Came H

by Metha Parisien Bercier (Author)

Angie Dickinson – Actress – (September 30, 1931 – )

Angie: The Life and Films of Angie Dickinson (hardback) Hardcover – January 17, 2020

by James Stratton  (Author)
Angie: The Life and Films of Angie Dickinson

by James Stratton  (Author)
Ocean's 11 [Blu-ray] [1960]

Format: Blu-ray
Ocean’s 11 [Blu-ray] [1960]

Format: Blu-ray



Phil Hansen – Football Player – (May 20, 1968 -)


Josh Duhamel – Actor – ( November 14, 1972 -)

When In Rome [DVD]

Kristen Bell (Actor), Josh Duhamel (Actor) 
When In Rome

Kristen Bell (Actor), Josh Duhamel (Actor) 
Transformers The Ultimate 5-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]

4k

Bernie Mac (Actor), Shia LaBeouf (Actor), & 1 more  
Transformers The Ultimate 5-Movie Collection
Bernie Mac (Actor), Shia LaBeouf (Actor), & 1 more  

Travis Hafner – Baseball Player – (June 3, 1977 -)

BH Cool Designs got Travis? - Comfortable Dad Hat Baseball Cap

 

Carson Wentz – Football Player – (December 30, 1992 -)

Outerstuff

Carson Wentz Philadelphia Eagles #11 Green Youth Home Player Jersey
Outerstuff

Carson Wentz Philadelphia Eagles #11 Green Youth Home Player Jersey



Cara Mund – Miss America – (December 8, 1993 -)

Cara Mund (/ˈkɑːrə/ KAR-ə; born December 8, 1993) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Bismarck, North Dakota. In June 2017, she was crowned Miss North Dakota 2017. On September 10, 2017, she was crowned Miss America 2018 in Atlantic City and became the first contestant from North Dakota to win the competition.


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