Glacier National Park

On May 11, 1910, an act of the United States Congress established Glacier National Park in the state of Montana on the Canada–United States border with the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park encompasses over 1 million acres (4,000 km²) and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, … Continue reading Glacier National Park

United States #858 (1939)

U.S. Dakota Territory Becomes Two States

On November 2, 1889, the United States Territory of Dakota was split and the two halves were admitted into the Union as the separate states of North Dakota and South Dakota. President Benjamin Harrison signed proclamations formally admitting both states but had the papers shuffled to obscure which one was signed first and the order went unrecorded.  They were the 39th and 40th states to be … Continue reading U.S. Dakota Territory Becomes Two States