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Timeline: Presidential visits to North Dakota cities throughout history

Theodore Roosevelt speaks to a Fargo crowd during a whistle stop campaign tour. Special to The Forum.1 / 7
President George W. Bush waves as he boards Air Force One and leaves Fargo in 2005. Darren Gibbins / The Forum2 / 7
In 1960, a campaigning JFK visited Fargo. It was billed as Burdick's Birthday Party. I was still in school and on freelance assignment for the Grand Forks Herald. I doubt anybody ever took a bad photo of Kennedy. 1960 photo Colburn Hvidston III, special for the Grand Forks Herald3 / 7
President Bill Clinton reaches over to assure Grand Forks Mayor Pat Owens that she was OK after she started her speech with a light comment at the start of a serious briefing on flood damage and flood-fighting efforts from local officials at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in 1997. Dave Wallis/The Forum4 / 7
John F. Kennedy address supporters at Fargo's Hector Airport in 1960. The campaign stop was billed as Burdick's Birthday Party. 1960 Photo Colburn Hvidston III, on freelance assignment for the Grand Forks Herald5 / 7
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he makes an appearance Thursday at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm in Fargo in 2008. Dave Wallis / The Forum6 / 7
President Harry Truman speaking during a "whistle-stop" appearance in Williston, N.D., in 1952. Digital Horizon photo special to The Forum.7 / 7

Sitting presidents have visited North Dakota on nine separate occasions, making stops in at least 30 communities, according to historical documents.

Very brief stops or stops where the president didn't greet the public, such as Woodrow Wilson's 1919 stop in Fargo, aren't counted.

Berthold: Harry Truman, 1952.

Bismarck: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903; Woodrow Wilson, 1919; Franklin Roosevelt, 1936; George H.W. Bush, 1989; Donald Trump, 2017. Trump stopped to shake hands with well-wishers at the airport before departing for Mandan.

Camp Grafton: Franklin Roosevelt, 1934.

Cannon Ball: Barack Obama, 2014.

Casselton: Rutherford B. Hayes, 1878; Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Dawson: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Devils Lake: Franklin Roosevelt, 1934; Truman, 1952.

Dickinson: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Edgeley: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Ellendale: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Fargo: Hayes, 1878; Theodore Roosevelt, 1903; Franklin Roosevelt, 1934 and 1937; Truman, 1950 and 1952; Richard Nixon, 1970; George W. Bush, 2001 and 2005.

Theodore Roosevelt speaks to a Fargo crowd during a whistle stop campaign tour. Special to The Forum.

President George W. Bush waves as he boards Air Force One and leaves Fargo in 2005. Darren Gibbins / The Forum

Fort Totten: Franklin Roosevelt, 1934.

Grand Forks: Franklin Roosevelt, 1937; Truman, 1952; John F. Kennedy, 1963; Nixon, 1970; Ronald Reagan, 1986; Bill Clinton, 1997. Clinton toured the city by helicopter during the flood and met with evacuees at the nearby air base.

Grand Forks Air Force Base: Clinton, 1997.

President Bill Clinton reaches over to assure Grand Forks Mayor Pat Owens that she was OK at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Jamestown: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903; Franklin Roosevelt, 1936.

Lakota: Truman, 1952.

Larimore: Truman, 1952.

Mandan: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903; Wilson, 1919; Trump, 2017.

Medora: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Minot: Truman, 1950 and 1952; Dwight Eisenhower, 1953.

New Rockford: Franklin Roosevelt, 1934; Truman, 1950.

Richardton: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Riverdale: Eisenhower, 1953.

Sheyenne: Franklin Roosevelt, 1934.

Stanley: Truman, 1952.

Tioga: Truman, 1952.

Tower City: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Valley City: Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.

Williston: Truman, 1950 and 1952.

President Harry Truman speaking during a "whistle-stop" appearance in Williston, N.D., in 1952.

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