This Day in History: November 2, 1889
North Dakota and South Dakota are known as “twin states” because they were admitted to the Union on the same day, November 2, 1889. No one knows which state was admitted first because President Benjamin Harrison purposely shuffled and then blindly signed the papers. Alphabetically, North Dakota is recognized as the 39th state and South Dakota the 40th State. However, the states aren’t identical twins. They have similar shapes, sizes, and climates, but differ in many other ways.
North Dakota, Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State, Dakota
“Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable”
A ride by land or in the air captures an iconic view of amber waves of grain. Only Kansas harvests more wheat than North Dakota.