Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
North Dakota Masonic Foundation
Ft. Buford Historic Site
Original location of Yellowstone Lodge No. 88 A.F.&A.M. - Est. Jan. 26, 1871 by the officers and soldiers of the 6th and 7th Infantry, and fort civilians through a dispensation from the Grand Lodge of Minnesota
Eureka Prince Hall Buffalo Soldier Lodge No. 135 F.&A.M. originally chartered through the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri at Ft. Apache, AZ. Territory in 1891 & the first such lodge within the former Dakota Territory. The Buffalo Soldier Masons are believed to have met southeast of this location near the river. The riderless horse monument is dedicated to members of Eureka Lodge and all the Buffalo Soldiers stationed here. It is an exact replica of one described by a 9th Cav. veteran who rode it and symbolizes these special soldiers that will never again ride the prairies.
Location. 47° 59.141′ N, 104° 0.263′ W. Marker is in Williston, North Dakota, in Williams County. Marker is on 39th Lane Northwest near 153rd Avenue Northwest. 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 Yellowstone Lodge #88 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Trader's Complex (about 500 feet away); Fort Buford State Historic Site (about 700 feet away); Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Fort Buford Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Telegraph Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Field Officers' Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Buford State Historic Site.
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