Unofficial nickname. Nicknamed for The International Peace Garden which straddles the international Boundary between North Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba.
Founded in 1978, encompasses 110 miÂ².
The fan above the eagle represents the birth of a new nation.
North dakota wanted to change its name to just dakota.
Joined union in 1889, quarter released in 2006
Commisioned April 1910 -- BB-29
49th among all States and Territories
Unofficial nickname. Refers to the Richardson ground squirrels which are abundant in North Dakota. The animal flicks or jerks its tail in a characteristic manner while running or just before entering its burrow.
Unofficial nickname. This name originated in a state-supported tourism promotion of the 1960s and 70s. It refers to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry which Theodore Roosevelt organized to fight in the Spanish-American War. In fact, the "Roughriders," which included several North Dakota cowboys, fought dismounted in Cuba due to logistical problems.
Protects a habitat that attracts large concentrations of migrating waterfowl
Named in honor of John James Audubon, the nineteenth c. artist and naturalist
Est. 1935 to protect an ecologically rich stretch of the Des Lacs River
Est. 1935, extends southward from the Canadian border
Protects important wetland and prairie grassland habitats
Primary focus is 9900 acre Lake Darling
National Game Preserve; protects herds of bison, elk and deer
Contains a mixed-grass landscape of rolling hills and scattered copses of quaking aspens