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5 Fun Facts About October 13 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1893, North Dakota's first public high school opened its doors in Fargo. It was called Fargo Central High School and had four teachers and 120 students.

2. On October 13, 1978, the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association was established in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The association represents over 200 potato growers in the region and promotes the consumption and production of potatoes.

3. In 1906, the town of Colfax, North Dakota, was incorporated. The town was named after Schuyler Colfax, who was the Vice President of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant.

4. On October 13, 1964, the North Dakota State Capitol building in Bismarck was designated a National Historic Landmark. The building was constructed in 1934 during the Great Depression and is known for its Art Deco style.

5. In 1924, the first airplane landing in Williston, North Dakota, was recorded. The pilot was Leo Cressy, who landed his plane on a makeshift landing strip in the town.
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