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ND Nickname

Peace Garden State

The International Peace Garden straddles the international boundary between North Dakota and the province of Manitoba. In 1956, the North Dakota Motor Vehicle Department, on its own initiative, placed the words Peace Garden State on license plates.

The name proved so popular that it was formally adopted by the 1957 Legislative Assembly.

North Dakota is also informally known as the “Roughrider State” and the “Flickertail State.”

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