In 1889, at the end of the Great Boom in population, North Dakota became a state. Two railroads brought people here and took their products to distant markets. The Homestead Act and other land laws encouraged agricultural settlement. Pioneers from more than a dozen nations implanted their cultural traditions which shaped their communities and helped to create the social order of the new state.
Document Set 1: Women Suffrage at Statehood
Document Set 2: Pioneer Farms
Document Set 3: Ranching
Document Set 4: Fort Berthold Indian Fair, 1911
Document Set 5: The Private Lives of Teenagers
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Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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.
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