The Oldest Town In North Dakota That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once
Long before the railroad reached North Dakota and the towns started springing up, there were few settlements for quite a while. Most of today’s towns and cities in the state were founded after 1860, but this particular town came much earlier than that. It was the very first European settlement in the entire Dakota Territory (what is now North Dakota and South Dakota). Today, it remains as a peaceful small town just south of the Canadian border, and is both charming and historical.
Take a trip into a part of the state’s heritage by visiting this town:
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Nearby is the second oldest town in North Dakota, Walhalla, which has a part of one of the last remaining trading posts from that era. If you’re going to visit Pembina, you should stop by there, too.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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