North Dakota
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How did North Dakota get its state nickname?

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2014-06-11 22:25:36

North Dakota's official nickname, as adopted by the state

legislature, is the Peace Garden State because the International

Peace Garden is located on the border between North Dakota and

Canada.

North Dakota is known as the Flickertail state after the popular

name of the Richardson's Ground Squirrel and the Roughrider State

because of the first US Volunteer Cavalry which was organized by

Theodore Roosevelt to fight in the Spanish American War.


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