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5 Fun Facts About September 1 In North Dakota History

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1. North Dakota became a state on September 1, 1889. It was the 39th state to enter the Union.

2. On September 1, 1959, the town of Steele was hit by a tornado that caused extensive damage. The tornado was one of the strongest ever recorded in North Dakota, with winds reaching up to 200 miles per hour.

3. The first North Dakota State Fair was held in Jamestown on September 1, 1922. The fair has since become a popular annual event in the state, featuring everything from carnival rides to agricultural exhibits.

4. On September 1, 1918, the Spanish Flu pandemic reached North Dakota, beginning an outbreak that would ultimately claim the lives of thousands of North Dakotans.

5. The United Tribes International Powwow, one of the largest Native American powwows in the country, is held annually in Bismarck during the first weekend in September. The powwow attracts thousands of visitors from around the world and features competitive dance and drumming competitions, as well as cultural exhibits and vendors.
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