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North Dakota Facts:
Shown above: Sunrise over Fargo.
With a population over 105,000, Fargo is home to more residents than any other city in the state of North Dakota.
1. The official state flower of North Dakota is the Wild Prairie Rose.
2. The official state tree of North Dakota is the American Elm.
3. The official state bird of North Dakota is the Western Meadowlark.
4. North Dakota is home to 13 State Parks, along with one National Park, numerous wildlife refuges, and a handful of National historic sites.
5. The state of North Dakota is divided into three geographical
regions: Western, Central, and Eastern.
7. The five largest cities in North Dakota (by population size) are Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot (rhymes with "Why not"), and West Fargo, in that order.
8. The highest elevation above sea level in North Dakota is 3,506 feet, achieved at the summit of White Butte, located in the Badlands.
9. North Dakota has three Indian Reservations: Fort Berthold, Standing Rock, and Turtle Mountain.
Below: The famed Mormon Temple in Bismarck is a popular local photo op.
North Dakota National Historic Sites
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
North Country National Scenic Trail
Below: Minot in winter.
State Parks of North Dakota
Beaver Lake State Park
Camp Whitney State Park
Fort Abercrombie State Park
Fort Lincoln State Park
Four Bears State Park
Icelandic State Park
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park
Molander State Park
Pembina State Park
Streeter Memorial State Park
Turtle River State Park
Below: The stagey little town of Medora.
Below: The tiny town of Tioga.
Above: An uplifting reservation sunrise.
Above: The entrance to Standing Rock Indian Reservation,
guarded by a monument to our Great Chief Tatanka Iyotake, also known as Sitting Bull.
Above: An aerial sunset view of the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks.
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Above: An oil rig silhouetted against a North Dakota sky at sundown.
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