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From: Michael Leonard <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] RE: "State of Dakota"
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 19:17:28 -0500

To find the "split"...

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>Somebody has already told you that Wahpeton is in North Dakota. Here's a
>little historical background. What are now the states of North and South
>Dakota were once a single Dakota Territory. They were formed into separate
>North and South Dakta Territories in 1887. In 1889 each Territory became
>a state. Since your marriage record was for "Dakota" in 1887, I would
>guess that the marriage took place >before the split.

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