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History of North Dakota

View Looking North of Menoken Indian Village; Photo by Andrew Kerr, 5.20.2010

Summary History of North Dakota
A brief historical overview of the state up to 1989. The summary was written by Larry Remele (Education & Interpretation Division, State Historical Society of North Dakota) for the 1989 North Dakota Blue Book, a publication of the North Dakota Secretary of State.
A short history of North Dakota is also available through the American Memories Project at the Library of Congress site.

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Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will also be closed on Christmas Eve this year.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.

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phone: 701.328.2666
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