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Cando is a town in the Lakes and Gardens area of North Dakota. It has a population of about 1,342 people. It is about 37 miles northwest of Devils Lake


How did Cando get its name? In 1884, J.W. Connelly is said to have objected to creating a new town to be the seat of Towner County. County Commissioner Capt. Prosper Parker is quoted as responding, "Gentlemen, we have been appointed to this committee to decide this location, and in virtue of our authority, we select this location and name the town 'Cando' to show you that we Can-Do it."

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By car[edit]

From US Highway 2, about 16 miles north on US 281 to the intersection of state highway 17.

Get around[edit]


  • Pioneer Museum, +1 701 968-3943. Exhibits newspapers, artifacts and area settlements displays. The one-room school near the historic courthouse is part of the museum. By appointment. Admission: free will donations.


  • Duck Hunting: Cando is in the Heart of the Central Flyway.





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Routes through Cando
BrandonRolla  N  S  Churchs FerryJamestown
END ← Jct N S  W  E  EdmoreGrafton

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