The City of Bismarck - A Centre of Prosperity
Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota and seat of Burleigh County. The town is on the eastern bank of Missouri River. Bismarck was founded in 1872. This city had its original name, Edwinton, in honor of Edwin L. Johnson. This city was again renamed in 1873 to honor the German chancellor Otto Von Bismarck. This was done with a hope to attract German investment in the railways and that happened and contributed greatly to the city's economic growth. In 1874, gold was discovered in the Black Hills making Bismarck a centre of prosperity. In 1883, the capital of Dakota was removed from Yankton to Bismarck. The North Dakota State Capitol, a skyscraper, is in central Bismarck. Oil, gas and coal productions have major roles in this city's economy. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir, with its picture of a Bismarck Street is an excellent memento for tourists to take home.
Attractions in Bismarck
There are many attractive places in Bismarck. Art lovers can visit Bismarck Art and Gallery Association. The Dakota zoo, a famous zoo in Dakota, is in Bismarck. The North Dakota Heritage Center is the largest museum in North Dakota. It preserves Indian artifacts, agricultural and military history. Near the entrance of the Center, the Sakakawea Statue is placed. Theodore Roosevelt Rough Ride Hall of fame is located in this city. The Missouri River is a popular fishing location. Two notable luxurious hotels, the Grand Pacific Hotel and the Hotel McKenzie await the visitors to this city of Bismarck. The North Dakota state Capitol is one of the attractions of Bismarck.