Monday, October 31, 2016

6 Facts about North Dakota

the pavement ends in many places in North Dakota
1. North Dakota is the 4th least populous state and the 4th least densely populated (after Alaska, Wyoming, and Vermont). The state also has the highest percentage of people 100 years and older.

2. The state motto is "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable."

North Dakota Historical Museum and state capitol building in Bismarck
3. Bismarck is the capital, and at 17 floors, the capitol building is the tallest in the state.

Sandy the Sandhill Crane in Steele, North Dakota
4. North Dakota is a big state, and they seem to appreciate large animals like Salem SueDakota Thunder, and Sandy, the world's largest Sandhill Crane.

5. The Geographic Center of North America may technically be near Rugby, marked by a stone tower. However, the title has legally been taken by Robinson, about 85 miles south.

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Almont, North Dakota
6. North Dakota has the most churches per capita of any state. Lutheran and Catholic are most common.