Post by Perry Spring on Sept 23, 2012 7:33:50 GMT -5
North Dakota... C'mon up!
First day of issue: February 21, 1989 First issue location: Bismarck, North Dakota North Dakota is situated exactly in the middle of North America. It is bounded on the north by Canada, on the south by South Dakota, on the west by Montana, and on the east by the Red River of the North, which separates it from Minnesota. As far as anyone knows, the first white man to set foot in North Dakota was Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, a French explorer and fur trader who entered the area in 1738 seeking a water route to the Pacific Ocean. In 1797, Charles Chaboillez established a fur trading post in North Dakota for the North West Company. In 1801, the Hudson's Bay and XY companies also opened posts there. Uprisings discouraged settlers for a time, but gold-seekers, the extension of the railroad, and fertile land eventually brought settlement to the Flickertail State. The area went through numerous territorial changes in its evolution toward statehood. The region was part of eight different territories before it was admitted to the United States as North Dakota, the thirty-ninth state of the Union, on November 2, 1889
Post by Perry Spring on Sept 26, 2012 6:23:25 GMT -5
Sault Ste. Marie /ˌsu¢° seɪnt məˈri¢°/ is a city in and the county seat of Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It lies on the northeastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the Canadian border, separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River. The city is relatively isolated from other communities in Michigan. The population was 16,542 at the 2000 census, making it the second most populous city in the Upper Peninsula.