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5 Fun Facts About July 18 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1910, the town of Grenora was founded in northwestern North Dakota. Its name is a combination of "Great Northern Railway" and "Oregon Railway and Navigation Company," which both played a major role in the town's establishment.

2. In 1953, Cannonsball, ND broke the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in North Dakota when the mercury climbed to 121°F.

3. On July 18, 1877, the Fort Berthold Reservation was established for the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people. This reservation is still in existence today and covers over a million acres in western North Dakota.

4. In 2013, the small town of Bisbee (population 125) made national news when a local resident reported seeing a mountain lion lounging on their front porch.

5. On July 18, 1882, a deadly tornado struck the town of Raymond in southeastern North Dakota, killing one person and causing significant damage to buildings in the area. This was just one of many tornadoes to hit the state during a particularly active weather period in the late 1800s.
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