Interesting tidbits about North Dakota Chris.  I wonder if any of Dr. Langemo's former students and alumni of the ND (Fightin' Sue) would care to comment upon the ND law that allows farmers to seek permits from the FDA to grow hemp.  I grew up in Missouri which was big in hemp production until after WWII.  That darned stuff still grows wild all around the state.  Not as destructive as kudzu, I suppose.

Best regards, Steve
Steven D. Whitaker, CRM
Records Systems Manager; City of Reno

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The area of North Dakota 70,665 sq. mi. and its capital is Bismarck.
 (WUD, 1994, p.984)


1861  Mar 2, The Territory of Nevada was created by an act of Congress. The
first elected governor of the state was Henry G. Blasdel. US Congress
created the Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah
 (LVRJ, 11/1/97, p.1B)(SFEC, 7/9/00, DB p.67)(SC, 3/2/02)

1889  Feb 22, President Cleveland signed a bill to admit the Dakotas,
Montana and Washington state to the Union.
 (AP, 2/22/99)

1889  Nov 2, North Dakota became the 39th state.
 (HFA, '96, p.42)(AP, 11/2/97

1897  The Red River in Fargo North Dakota crested at 39.1 feet. The record
was broken in 1997.
 (SFC, 4/16/97, p.A3)

1908  Mar 11, Lawrence Welk, orchestra leader, was born in Strasburg, ND.
 (HN, 3/11/98)(MC, 3/12/02)

1908  Mar 22, Louis L'Amour (d.1998), American author, was born in
Jamestown, North Dakota. He wrote 116 western novels.
 (HN, 3/22/97)(USAT, 6/10/98, p.1D)(MC, 3/22/02)

1909  Jan 22, Hariette Lake (aka Ann Sothern, d. 2001), film and TV actress,
was born in Valley City.
 (SFC, 3/17/01, p.A23)

1920  May 26, Peggy Lee (d.2002), jazz singer, was born in Jamestown, ND, as
Norma Dolores Egstrom.
 (HN, 5/26/01)(SFC, 1/23/02, p.A2)

1933  Nov 11, The first of the great dust storms of the 1930s hit North
 (HN, 11/11/00)

1936  Feb 15, The temp hit -60 F (-51 C) in Parshall, North Dakota for a
state record.
 (440 Int'l., 2/15/99)

1959  Feb 4, In Fargo, N.D., Bobby Vee (15), aka Robert Veline, and the
Shadows performed in public for the first time. The audience had come to see
Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Rock-n-roll stars, including Dion and the
Belmonts, traveled by bus from Iowa to Fargo in order to perform in nearby
Moorhead, Minn.
 (SFEC, 1/31/99, p.A24)(WSJ, 2/25/99, p.A16)

1983  Jun 3, Gordon Kahl, a militant tax protester wanted in the slayings of
two U.S. marshals in North Dakota, was killed in a gun battle with law
enforcement officials near Smithville, Ark.
 (AP, 6/3/97)

1988  Jun 10, Author Louis L'Amour died in Los Angeles at age 80. He wrote
116 western novels. L'Amour trained troops in survival and later fought in
the European theater in tank destroyers. His early life was filled with the
same type of adventures that he wrote about. Due to economic problems and an
adventuresome spirit, L'Amour left his Jamestown, N.D., home when he was 15
and spent the next several decades tramping the West and sailing the world.
He worked at just about everything that would keep him alive. His writings
was just beginning to be published when the war started.
 (AP, 6/10/98)(USAT, 6/10/98, p.1D)(HNQ, 7/15/01)

1992  In Regent Gary Greff began erecting metal sculptures along a 32 mile
stretch from I-94. His "Enchanted Highway" came to include the "Tin Family,"
"Teddy Roosevelt," giant pheasants, a 40-foot tall rooster and a 30-foot
long grasshopper.
 (WSJ, 4/26/99, p.A1,9)(SFC, 9/13/99, p.A3)

1996  Sep 11, Grasshoppers plagued North Dakota. The insects were a problem
in Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska. Another dry summer and it was predicted
that they would spread to Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
 (SFC, 9/11/96, p.A2)

1997  Apr 17, The Red River in Fargo, North Dakota, was to have crested at
39.5 feet, surpassing the 1897 record. Snow and freezing rain over a 3 day
period led to the flooding.
 (SFC, 4/16/97, p.A3)(SFC, 4/2/99, p.A3)

1997  Apr 19, The Red River broke dikes in Grand Forks, N.D. and sent nearly
half of the 50,000 population into evacuation.
 (SFEC, 4/20/97, p.A1)

1998  Apr 14, The Grand Forks Herald of North Dakota won a Pulitzer Prize
for its coverage of the 1997 flood and fire despite a damaged printing
 (WSJ, 4/15/98, p.A1)

1998  Nov 10, A heavy snow storm hit the northern Midwest. Minnesota,
Wisconsin and the Dakotas suffered loss of power, heavy snow and violent
 (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A3)

1998  Global Electric MotorCars (GEMs) began production in Fargo. The
72-volt electric motor cars could cruise at 25mph and go 35 miles between
 (SFC, 8/7/00, p.A19)

1999  Gov. Edward Schafer signed a law that allowed farmers to seek permits
from the FDA to grow hemp.
 (SFC, 6/8/99, p.A15)

2001  Oct 24, A blizzard hit North Dakota and Minnesota. The 10 inches of
snow broke a 1926 Grand Forks record. The blizzard killed 6 people in the
Midwest with 4 dead in North Dakota car crashes.
 (WSJ, 10/25/01, p.A1)(SFC, 10/26/01, p.D8)

2002  Jan 18, A train carrying anhydrous ammonia fertilizer derailed near
Minot. The liquid turned to gas upon contact with air and one resident died
from inhaling the gas.
 (SFC, 1/19/02, p.A3)

2002  Mar 20, Bismarck received a record 5.4 inches of snow.
 (SSFC, 3/24/02, p.A20)

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