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5 Fun Facts About January 8 In North Dakota History

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1. North Dakota Statehood: January 8, 1889, marked an important milestone in North Dakota history as it was on this day that North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States.

2. Great Blizzard of 1888: On January 8, 1888, North Dakota was hit by what is known as the "Great Blizzard of 1888," the worst blizzard in the state's history. The blizzard paralyzed the state transportation system and caused widespread damage.

3. Devils Lake Record: On January 8, 1898, the Devils Lake Record, a weekly newspaper, was first published. The newspaper served the communities of Ramsey County and remains in operation today.

4. First National Bank of Kenmare: On January 8, 1908, the First National Bank of Kenmare was organized. The bank served the community for many years until it was acquired by the State Bank of Kenmare in 1983.

5. North Dakota State Capitol Building: On January 8, 1932, the North Dakota State Capitol Building in Bismarck was officially dedicated. The building is a prominent landmark and serves as the seat of North Dakota's state government.
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