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5 Fun Facts About June 27 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1944, North Dakota experienced one of its deadliest tornadoes on June 27. The tornado, which started in South Dakota and traveled 195 miles into North Dakota, destroyed the town of Hebron and killed 13 people.

2. On June 27, 1954, the state's first Veteran's Hospital was established in Fargo. Today, the hospital continues to provide comprehensive medical care to veterans in the region.

3. In 1970, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction on the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota. The dam, which created Lake Sakakawea, is the fifth largest earth-fill dam in the world.

4. On June 27, 1978, the National Buffalo Museum opened in Jamestown, North Dakota. The museum is home to a herd of live buffalo and features exhibits on the history and culture of the American buffalo.

5. In 2005, North Dakota celebrated the centennial of its state capitol building in Bismarck. The building, which was completed in 1905, is the tallest building in the state and features a 19th-century Neoclassical design.
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