Founded in 1872, Bismarck, North Dakota became a state in 1889 the same year it became the capital of North Dakota. This once small town was first known as the Missouri Crossing because of the town being situated on the east bank of the Missouri River. Then to honor an engineer named Edwin Ferry Johnson who work for the railroad it was renamed Edwinton when the tracks met the bank of the Missouri River. After his death, Northern Pacific Railway decided to change the name of the town again for the purpose of attracting the German investment of Otto von Bismarck. Struggling, the town was almost at its end when someone struck black hills gold in 1874. That's when the settlers and travelers came rushing into town making it grow exponentially.
On the business side, the city progressed. The capitol building that was built in 1930 at the start of the Great Depression was torn asunder by a conflagration; then in 1934 the 19th-story, art deco building that stands taller than any other building in Bismarck was completed. The capitol building was only completed after the construction workers went on strike; the strike lasted until the governor declared martial law. Today's downtown Bismarck is bustling with activity because of the retail stores in the mall, the civic center and the medical center; all of which can be found in the Bismarck, North Dakota business directory. Bismarck is the second most populated city in North Dakota, second only to Fargo.
Bismarck has exciting things to see and do, such as, the Lewis and Clark Attraction, Fort Lincoln. These things can be found in the Bismarck, North Dakota yellow pages. Other things of interest that can be found in the Bismarck, North Dakota yellow pages are the golf courses, auditorium, and the amusement park. The climate is attractive to visitors and residents alike because most of the year it is dry; although thunderstorms can occur in spring and summer. The drier climate allows for fun in the sun and time to take in the town. Bismarck, North Dakota is a treasure ready to be plucked from the hills.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan