- International Peace Garden
The International Peace Garden is a 3.65 mile² (9.46 km²)
parklocated on the border between Canadaand the United States, in the state of North Dakotaand the province of Manitoba. Established on July 14, 1932, the park plants over 150,000 flowers each year. Main features of the garden include an 18 foot (5.5 m) floral clock display, fountains, a chime, and twin 120 foot (37 m) concrete towers straddling the border with a peace chapelat their base. The chapel walls are inscribed with notable quotes about peace.
The Arma Sifton bells is a chime of 14 bells cast by
Gillett & Johnstonbellfounders. The bells were a gift from Central United Church of Brandon, Manitoba, in 1972. The tower was supplied by North Dakota Veterans and dedicated in 1976.
Some building remains of the
World Trade Centerattacks of September 11, 2001 have been placed in part of the garden. [ [http://www.peacegarden.com/ International Peace Garden United States and Canada ] ]
The park is located north of
Dunseith, North Dakotaat the northern terminus of US 281 in northwestern Rolette County, and adjacent to the southeast corner of Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, south of Boissevain, Manitobaon MB 10. It is not necessary to go through customsto access the park, as the only access road is located on the international boundary between the American and Canadian customs stations. Visitors must pass through one of these customs stations after exiting the park. [ [http://www.peacegarden.com/maps.htm International Peace Garden official website] ]
The Peace Garden hosts two youth camps every summer, the
International Music Campand the Legion Athletic Camp.
The state of North Dakota has as one of its nicknames "The Peace Garden State", and places this motto on North Dakota
* [http://www.peacegarden.com International Peace Garden website]
* [http://www.internationalmusiccamp.com International Music Camp website]
* [http://www.legionathleticcamp.com/ Legion Athletic Camp website]
* [http://www.ipgf.org International Peace Garden Foundation]
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