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5 Fun Facts About September 29 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1904, the city of Bismarck officially opened its brand new waterworks system. The system utilized clean Missouri River water and included a water tower that still stands today.

2. In 1932, Herman Stern, a philanthropist and businessman, became the first person to receive North Dakota's highest honor, the Rough Rider Award. Stern was known for his humanitarian work and contributions to the state's economy.

3. On September 29, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Fargo as part of a tour of the country's agricultural regions. During his visit, he toured North Dakota State University and spoke at a civic luncheon.

4. The town of Tolna, North Dakota was incorporated on September 29, 1914. Tolna was named after a town in Norway and was once a major shipping point for grain.

5. In 2003, a massive storm system brought record-breaking rainfall to parts of North Dakota, causing major flooding and widespread damage. The flooding forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes and caused millions of dollars in damages.
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