Friday, June 24, 2011
North Dakota's Statehood
The flood waters broke the dikes in Minot, ND this week, so here is Benjamin Harrison's declaration making North Dakota a state in 1889. This article includes information on the process for ND becoming a state as well as trivia on how SD and ND ended up as the 39th and 40th states given they were admitted together. Harrison shuffled the papers and signed them blindly so we'll never know which state's declaration was signed first!