Before the arrival of white settlers, present-day central North Dakota was inhabited by the Mandan Native American tribe. The Hidatsa name of Bismarck is mirahacii arumaaguash; the Arikara name is ituhtaáwe. In 1872 the future capital city was founded at what was then called Missouri Crossing, so named because the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the river there. The new town was called Edwinton, after Edwin Ferry Johnson (1803–1872), engineer-in-chief for the Northern Pacific Railway. In 1873, however, the Northern Pacific Railway renamed the city Bismarck, in honor of German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, in hopes of attracting German investment. The discovery of gold in the nearby Black Hills the following year was the real impetus for growth. Bismarck became a freight-shipping center on the “Custer Route” from the Black Hills. In 1883 Bismarck became the capital of the Dakota Territory, and in 1889 the state capital of North Dakota. Source From Wikipedia
Fargo is the largest city in the State of North Dakota.
The area that is present-day Fargo was an early stopping point for steamboats traversing the Red River during the 1870s and 1880s. The city was originally named “Centralia,” but was later renamed “Fargo” after Northern Pacific Railway director and Wells Fargo Express Company founder William Fargo (1818−1881). The area started to flourish after the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad and the city became known as the “Gateway to the West.” Source From Wikipedia
Annual West Fargo events include: Big Iron, Bonanzaville Pioneer Days, Nite to Unite, Red River Valley Fair, West Fargo Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, West Fargo Shakers’ New Year’s Eve Party, and West Fest. Big Iron, an annual event located at the West Fargo Fairgrounds, features farm equipment and over 900 exhibit booths. Over 87,000 attendees took part in the three-day Big Iron in 2013. Bonanzaville Pioneer Days includes a parade, food, demonstrations, and tours Nite to Unite, hosted by the West Fargo Police Department, is an annual community summer event. Past activities have included: Police, Fire, FM Ambulance, and Military demonstrations; free food; face painting; mascots; and community service display booths. Red River Valley Fair includes entertainment, arts and crafts shows, livestock, fireworks, and a petting zoo. The West Fargo Public Library hosts its Summer Reading Program to encourage reading for children, teens, and adults. The West Fargo Shakers holds an annual New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, all proceeds benefit the Back Pack Program. West Fest, held in September, is a community event for all ages, including a softball tournament, a pancake feed, a parade, and firefighter’s ball.Source From Wikipedia
Lincoln is a city in Burleigh County, North Dakota. Source From Wikipedia
Mandan is a city in Morton County and the eighth largest city in North Dakota. Founded in 1879, it became the county seat of Morton County in 1881. Source From Wikipedia
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