Near Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Post Trader's Complex
Fort Buford State Historic Site
In exchange for his franchise to serve the fort, the post trader was charged a monthly fee for every officer and enlisted man stationed at the post. These fees helped support activities such as the regimental band, the post bake house, education of soldiers, the post library and the purchase of gardening supplies.
During its existence five different firms served as post trader at Fort Buford. A variety of other civilian businesses also operated at the fort. These included a hotel, tailor, blacksmith, restaurant, barber, dairy, and a ferry. Most of these enterprises were short lived.
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williston ND 58801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Buford State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Buford Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Dakota Masonic Foundation (about 500 feet away); Telegraph Office (about 500 feet away); Field Officers' Quarters (about 500 feet away); Infantry Barracks (about 600 feet away); Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Yellowstone Lodge #88 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of historic Fort Buford.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.