human settlement in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States of America

Pembina is a city in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. It borders Emerson, Manitoba in Canada.


Until 1823 the governments of both Canada and the United States assumed that Pembina was in Canadian territory; the survey of the 49th parallel that year revealed it to be in the United States. It is a major port of entry for traffic coming from Winnipeg into the United States.

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  • Pembina State Museum, 805 State Hwy 59, +1 701 825-6840. May 16-Sep 15: M-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 1PM-6PM; Sep 16-May 15: M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Permanent exhibits covering the local indigenous peoples, the fur trade, frontier military forts, the U.S./Canadian border survey, and modern agriculture. Also features an observation deck with a 360 degree view of the Red River Valley. Museum admission free, observation tower $2 adults, $0.50 children 13-18, free for children 12 and under.







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Routes through Pembina
WinnipegEmerson ← becomes     N   S  → Jct W  DraytonGrand Forks
END  N   S  → Jct W   ECrookstonMoorhead
WinnipegEmerson ← becomes     N   S  → Jct W  GraftonGrand Forks

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