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The Flickertail State was a nickname proposed for North Dakota in 1953 and referred to the abundant ground squirrels in the state. The official nickname of North Dakota is The Peace Garden State.

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Q: How did North Dakota get its nickname ''Flickertail State''?
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What is the nickname for North Dakota?

The official nickname of North Dakota, as adopted by the North Dakota State Legislature in 1957, is the Peace Garden State. Other nicknames for North Dakota are the Flickertail State and the Roughrider State.


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"Sioux State" is not a nick name for the US state of North Dakota. "Peace Garden State" is the official nickname of North Dakota as adopted by the state legislature in 1957. Other, unofficial, nicknames for North Dakota are "The Flickertail State" and "The Roughrider State".


Why is North Dakota called the flickertail state?

North Dakota is called the Flickertail State because of the abundant presence of Richardson's ground squirrels (Flickertails).


How did North Dakota get its state nickname?

North Dakota's official nickname, as adopted by the state legislature, is the Peace Garden State because the International Peace Garden is located on the border between North Dakota and Canada. North Dakota is known as the Flickertail state after the popular name of the Richardson's Ground Squirrel and the Roughrider State because of the first US Volunteer Cavalry which was organized by Theodore Roosevelt to fight in the Spanish American War.


Where is a flickertails habitat?

Flickertail State, North Dakota, both a Midwestern and Western state in the United States


Why is North Dakota known as the flickertail state?

Because of the large presence of the Richardson's ground squirrel.


What is the flickertail state called?

Well it looks like it's North Dakota! It was either that or Nebraska, agree?


Why are there 3 nicknames for North Dakota not 1?

There is only one official nick name for North Dakota which was chosen by the North Dakota state legislature in 1957 and that is "The Peace Garden State". The "Flickertail State" was defeated by the North Dakota State Senate when it was proposed to be an emblem for North Dakota. The "Roughrider State" was used as a tourism promotion.


What is the flickertail state?

North Dakota is the "Flickertail State" refers to the Richardson ground squirrels which are abundant in North Dakota. The animal flicks or jerks its tail in a characteristic manner while running or just before entering its burrow. In 1953 the Legislative Assembly defeated Senate Bill (S.B.) No. 134 that would have adopted the Flickertail facsimile as the official emblem of the state.


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