When North Dakota entered the Federal Union in 1889, its leaders prophesied a glorious future for the Northern Prairie State. North Dakota has enjoyed prosperity, but it has also seen devastatingly hard times. As it was on November 2, 1889, that North Dakota became the 39th state at the same time South Dakota became the 40th. Celebrate your state's history by displaying state symbols, animals, and state flags. Find your supplies at Flagandbanner.com today.