February 22, 2003

North Dakota

North Dakota - "The Peace Garden State"

North Dakota has Heritage Park, the Badlands, the geographic center of North America and of course the International Peace Gardens!

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 11:02 AM

Heck, I'm from Montana, and I would throw in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

I don't know if it still exists, but there used to be a billboard just outside of Mandan that advertised a "Mountain Removal Project" and a sticker was slapped across the sign that said "Complete!"

Posted by: mtpolitics on February 23, 2003 12:26 AM

I'm from 90 miles north of North Dakota and I'd agree! Also I'd throw in the state capitol at Bismarck, with its art deco motif. And Lake Sacajawea State Park....and Fargo which looks like Middle America everywhere.

North Dakota is the home of farmers who grow soybeans and sunflowers and wheat and field peas and cattle and the like....of a government that cooperates with my provincial government north of the border to share medical equipment and expertise and make living in rural middle America a better experience for both Americans and Canadians.

Posted by: Jane on February 23, 2003 01:30 AM

i live in north dakota. i love the down to earth people. the can do spirt. and the nice clean liveing. it is a great place to raise a family.

Posted by: dennis on February 23, 2003 04:34 AM

I've lived in North Dakota for most of my life (Except for the few brief years that I spent in another state). What I love best about this state is the beautiful spring weather that you can really appreciate after a long cold winter. The sounds of the Canadian Geese flying north in the spring is a sound that is nearly cause for celebration...it means that spring has truly arrived. I love the summer thunderstorms that has the ability to cool everything off. I love the sounds and colors of fall, the sounds of dry leaves crunching under your feet as you walk, the sounds of the Canadian Geese flying south for the winter. I love the colors of the trees changing the multitudes of color. I love the sights and sounds of winter. The way everything seems to stand still after the first 6 inches of snow fall. I love the way everything looks after a winter fog has rolled through the area covering everything with a sprinkling of frosting. I love the weather in North Dakota...the saying goes "If you don't like the weather in North Dakota stick around it'll change in a minute or two!"

Posted by: Dakotah Skye on February 23, 2003 09:38 AM

We live in San Francisco and visited North Dakota (Grand Forks) in January. It was REALLY cold, but beautiful, with the snow glistening quietly and rainbows far away in the sky. The people were gracious, polite, charming. There was enough said about California - I wanted to put in a good word for North Dakota!!!!

Posted by: Charlene on February 24, 2003 09:37 AM