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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

North Dakota

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
North Dakota Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. North Dakota Marker
Inscription. Capital-Bismarck

This area was sold to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clarke explored the region in 1804-5 and settlement attempts were made around 1812 by Scottish and Irish families. In 1818 the United States obtained more of the region from Great Britain. However, for many years the area was chiefly inhabited by Indians and fur trappers until the construction of the railroad in the 1870s and 1880s. The state was formed from the Dakota Territory, organized in 1861.

1738-Explored by Sieur de la Verendrye for France
1797-Trading post established by British fur traders
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 39th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.56′ N, 76° 46.97′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Click for map. The marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colorado (here, next to this marker); South Dakota (here, next to this marker); Nebraska (here, next to this marker); Montana (here, next to this marker);

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
Washington (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); New York (a few steps from this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Quadricentennial Plaza-South image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
3. Quadricentennial Plaza-South
Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
4. Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016.
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