A Tale of Two Dakotas
Many American schoolchildren have pondered the question- Why are there two Dakotas? The answer to that question is a good illustration of the strange politics of the territorial history of the United States.
Of all the obscure flyover states, perhaps none are more confusing to those who fly over than the place where I happened to spend my youth- the Dakotas. In fact, many American schoolchildren have pondered the question- Why are there two Dakotas? The answer to that question is a good illustration of the strange politics of the territorial history of the United States.
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