North Dakota: The Peace Garden State
One trip to North Dakota and you’ll understand why it’s known as the friendliest and safest state to visit. In fact, from agricultural products to quality of life, North Dakota is often at the top of the charts.
The International Peace Garden at Dunseith, N.D., is a 2,339-acre botanical garden commemorating peace between the United States and Canada along the world’s longest unfortiﬁed border. It blooms with more than 150,000 varieties of ﬂowers and showcases the Peace Chapel. (Photos from ND Tourism Division)
NDSU AT A GLANCE ranks ninth and produces 3 percent of the nation’s output. Quality of life in the heartland is rarely matched. In its annual crime survey, CQ Press has ranked North Dakota the safest state in the nation in 11 of the last 15 years. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in North Dakota. The state is home to a variety of cultures, including Scandinavian, Ukrainian, German, Germans from Russia, and Native American. North Dakota’s 17 state
Wheat is big in North Dakota. Produc�on of this staple and other crops makes North Dakota one of the top agricultural areas in the world.
parks and recreation areas offer exciting opportunities while preserving the state’s natural and historic heritage. Hike in the Badlands as Roosevelt once did before he became our nation’s 26th president. Canoe the mighty Missouri River along Lewis and Clark’s trail as they did almost two centuries ago. Or catch record-breaking walleye on Lake Sakakawea. North Dakota’s invigorating winter days, plentiful snowfall and varied terrain have made it a winter playground. Activities such as snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice ﬁshing, sledding and skating are favorite pastimes. —Information from the North Dakota Tourism Division
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iscover the spirt of North Dakota and unlock the fascinating stories from the state’s legendary past. The glow of the breathtaking Northern Lights shines brightly on the paths taken by historical legends George Armstrong Custer, Theodore Roosevelt, Sitting Bull, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sakakawea along with the state’s contemporary heroes, Lawrence Welk, Peggy Lee, Roger Maris, Phil Jackson, Virgil Hill, Rick Helling, Darin Erstad and Travis Hafner. From the settlers of the past to the farmers of the present, agriculture always has been and will continue to be the strength of North Dakota. The state is home to some of the richest soil in the world. North Dakota is a prime exporter of agricultural products, taking the trophy in production of several crops. North Dakota ranks ﬁrst in the production of ﬂaxseed, canola, durum wheat, all dry edible beans, all dry edible peas, spring wheat, honey, lentils, sunﬂowers, barley and oats. About 10 percent of North Dakota’s area, the band of rich soil 40 miles west of the Red River, is often called the “Breadbasket of the World.” Livestock production is second only to wheat in North Dakota’s agricultural economy. It is most important in western North Dakota where the land is less suited for grain crops. The main livestock are beef, dairy cattle and hogs. The importance of cattle ranching has been challenged in recent years by the development of North Dakota’s tremendous oil and coal reserves. Energy is the state’s thirdlargest industry. Since the late 1970s and the infamous Arab oil embargo, North Dakota has been in the forefront of the national effort to provide more oil and gas from domestic sources. North Dakota has one of the world’s largest deposits of lignite coal. Among coal-producing states, North Dakota
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