MOUSE RIVER

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July 1990

Mouse River, Minot ND

 

While living in North Dakota for 5 years, there wasn't much to do.  One mall in Minot and the better shopping area in Bismarck, but still a small farming community.  During our 5 years stationed there, we went to what we found; South Dakota and Canada, but in North Dakota itself, only a wild life things to do.  Much of the Dakotas are prairie lands and dirt.  Not even trees.  We use to joke the state tree was the telephone pole and the state bird was the mosquito (they grow them big there).  Prairie dogs, most affectionately called Dak Rats, were the state animal... other than that, there wasn't much else but wind and snow... but here, a little beauty in Minot called "Mouse River", also known as Souris River.  This was part of Lewis and Clarke's exploration.  The river is It is about 700 km (435 mi) in length, originating in Saskatchewan and passing through North Dakota and Manitoba. It ends at its confluence with the Assiniboine River.

 

 Left to Right:  1) One of the only places in North Dakota that you can climb! It looks like a butte (may be one) 2) looking down onto the sand flats 3) Beautiful view (and the kids are cute too) 4) another River view

 

Links you might like to visit:

Minot State University (where I went to college)

Bismarck North Dakota (we went there a couple times a year)

Minot AFB (where we were Stationed)

 


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