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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Welcome to Michigan, North Dakota

Michigan, North Dakota

When we were driving from Wadena, Minnesota, to Devil's Lake, North Dakota, we passed through "Michigan" on Highway 2. Now having been born and raised a good part of my early life in the Great Lake State of Michigan, I was rather amused to drive through "Michigan" in North Dakota. The town was formed in 1883 when a Post Office was established. One item I learned on this trip to North Dakota was that the oldest towns and cities in North Dakota are about 125 years old. At the beginning of the 20th century, North Dakota was still frontier land. Around the turn of the century, people made money by collecting one ton of buffalo bones to sell for $3. You can read about the history of the town here.

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