Near Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In summer, Indian encampments could be seen nearby. Tepees dotted the landscape and smoke curled from cooking fires.
Years after Fort Union ceased operations, the prairie gave way to railroads, hay fields and farming. Today, the native grasses have been restored through a restoration program.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 47° 59.993′ N, 104° 2.431′ W. Marker is near Williston, North Dakota, in Williams County. Marker can be reached from Mondak Backroad 1 near 143rd Avenue Northwest (North Dakota Route 1804). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15550 North Dakota 1804, 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. Outpost on the Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwelling Range (within shouting distance of this marker); Bourgeois House Store Range (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Front Gate (about 400 feet away); Riverboat Landing (about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark Trail (about 700 feet away); Gravel Pits (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
More about this marker. This marker is on the outside grounds of Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Natural Features •
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.