Tuesday, April 29, 2014

North Dakota Historical

I usually post about past history when featuring a state....but the oil "boom" in North Dakota has been on my mind lately. A friend of mine here in Vt has a daughter and son-in-law that have just rented out their home on the east coast, bought an RV and headed to N.D. (reminiscent of the days of packing up the covered wagon and heading west). The son-in-law is a carpenter and there is a whole lot of new construction going on in N.D....


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hello North Dakota!

North Dakota was the 39th to enter the Union on November 2nd, 1889.
French Canadians were the first to explore North Dakota in 1738. It wasn't until after 1803 when the U.S. acquired most of North Dakota in the Louisiana Purchase from France, that Lewis and Clark started exploring in 1804. Although the first settlements began in 1812, North Dakota was mostly unsettled until the construction of the railroad in the 1870s.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Goodbye North Carolina!

It's been a long absence again since I last posted in this blog. The good news is...I had the opportunity to take an actual road trip to North Carolina! We had a wonderful time and spent a few nights with friends in Asheboro and Calabash....