Hoeven Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of North Dakota's Statehood

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today marked the celebration in honor of the 125th anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood on the Capitol Mall in Bismarck.

“As North Dakotans gather together today on the Capitol Mall to celebrate our state’s 125th birthday, it is important that we pause to count our blessings and remember our roots. Our ancestors settled the land we now call home, and their pioneering spirit and deeply rooted values have steered us through the generations, defining our communities and culture and helping forge the dynamic, bustling state we are today. We are grateful for the legacy our ancestors have left us and excited for the continued promise the future of our state holds for us and the generations to come.”

The U.S. Senate recently passed a resolution introduced by Senator Hoeven and cosponsored by Senator Heidi Heitkamp commemorating the 125th anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood. The resolution chronicles significant events in the state’s history and congratulates the state’s residents on driving North Dakota’s many successes, including its recent unprecedented economic growth and rising standard of living. The text of the resolution can be found here.

The state’s official anniversary will also be observed on Nov. 2, 2014. President Benjamin Harrison approved statehood for North and South Dakota on Nov. 2 1889, thereby distinguishing the Dakota Territory as two individual states and making North and South Dakota, respectively, the country’s 39th and 40th states.

More information about North Dakota’s history and events scheduled to observe the state’s 125th anniversary is available through the State Historical Society of North Dakota website.