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5 Fun Facts About August 10 In North Dakota History

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1. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site was established on August 10, 1966. This site located near the Montana border, was an important trading post for fur trappers during the 19th century.

2. On August 10, 1913, the first federal irrigation project in North Dakota was authorized. The project involved the construction of a dam on the Cannonball River in Grant County to irrigate agriculture lands.

3. Dorothy Stickney, a Tony Award-winning actress, was born in Dickinson, North Dakota on August 10, 1896. Stickney is best known for her role in the Broadway production of "Brother Rat."

4. On August 10, 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. This controversial pipeline carried oil across North Dakota and neighboring states, and raised concerns about potential environmental hazards and threats to native lands.

5. In 1967, Grand Forks Air Force Base officially became home to the 321st Strategic Missile Wing. This wing was responsible for operating and maintaining the Minuteman missile system, which provided the U.S. with a strategic nuclear deterrent during the Cold War.
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