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International Peace Garden

International Peace Garden
International Peace Garden is located in North Dakota
Location of International Peace Garden
Established 1932
Location Municipality of Boissevain – Morton, Manitoba, Canada /
Rolette County, North Dakota, USA
Coordinates
Website http://www.peacegarden.com
For the garden in Salt Lake City, see International Peace Gardens.
The original monument, erected in 1932 and addressed "To God in His Glory", at the front of the park: the border runs through the ball, and continues to between the Peace Tower, seen in the background. The Manitoba flag is seen to the right, behind the Canadian flag.
The Peace Towers: two are in the United States and two are in Canada

The International Peace Garden is a 3.65-square-mile (9.5 km2) park located on the international border between Canada and the United States, in the state of North Dakota and the province of Manitoba. It was established on July 14, 1932, as a symbol of the peaceful relationship between the two nations.[1]

Contents

  • Features 1
  • Access 2
  • Gallery 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Features

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 chapel at their base. The chapel walls are inscribed with notable quotes about peace. The concrete towers have been declared unsafe due to irreparable weather-related erosion and are scheduled for demolition by 2016.[2]

The Arma Sifton bells are a chime of 14 bells cast by Gillett & Johnston bellfounders. 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 Center attacks of September 11, 2001, have been placed in part of the garden.[3]

The Peace Garden hosts two youth camps every summer, the International Music Camp and the Legion Athletic Camp.

Located at the garden is the North American Game Warden Museum.[4]

The park lies near the center of the Turtle Mountain plateau, whose climate, topography, wildlife, and natural vegetation differ considerably from the surrounding prairies.

Access

The park is located north of Dunseith, North Dakota, at the northern terminus of U.S. Highway 281 in northwestern Rolette County. It is also adjacent to the southeast corner of Turtle Mountain Provincial Park in the Municipality of Boissevain – Morton, south of Boissevain, Manitoba, at the southern terminus of Manitoba Provincial Highway 10.

Visitors from either country can enter the park via US 281 or MB 10, without passing through customs, and may move throughout the park (crossing the international boundary at will) without restriction. However, customs stations for Canada and the U.S. are located on the roads just north and south (respectively) of the access drives for the garden, requiring all visitors – including those returning to the country from which they arrived – to go through the immigration procedures of their destination country upon leaving the garden.[5]

International Peace Garden Airport is located to the east of the garden on the U.S. side of the border.

Gallery

Notes

  1. ^ History of the Garden
  2. ^ International Peace Garden progress continues as demolition of iconic Tower nears
  3. ^ International Peace Garden United States and Canada
  4. ^ North American Game Warden Museum
  5. ^ International Peace Garden official website

External links

  • International Peace Garden website
  • International Music Camp
  • Legion Athletic Camp
  • International Peace Garden Foundation

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