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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Riverboat Landing

 
 
Site of the Riverboat Landing and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2019
1. Site of the Riverboat Landing and Marker
Captions: (lower left) Sketch by William Cary showing 1861 night arrival of a mackinaw. Note how close river banks are to the Fort.; (center) Fort Union, Upper Missouri, by Isaac Sprague.; (upper right) Fort Union's tie-up was located on the bank immediately in front of you.
Inscription.  During the historic period, Fort Union's busy deep-water landing was located just below where you are now standing. Riverboats and other vessels tied up here to off-load and on-load passengers and cargo.
Over the years, the Missouri River slowly changed course and the channel moved away from this bank.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 47° 59.931′ N, 104° 2.445′ W. Marker is near Williston, North Dakota, in Williams County. Marker can be reached from Mondak Backroad 1 near 143rd Avenue Northwest (State 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. Front Gate (here, next to this marker); Store Range (a few steps from this marker); Bourgeois House (within shouting distance of this marker); Outpost on the Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwelling Range (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prairie
Site of the Riverboat Landing and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2019
2. Site of the Riverboat Landing and Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis and Clark Trail (about 500 feet away); Gravel Pits (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the exterior grounds of Fort Union Trading Post National Historic
Site.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWaterways & Vessels
 
Site of the Riverboat Landing and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2019
3. Site of the Riverboat Landing and Marker
"Mouth of the Yellowstone, Fort Union, Upper Missouri, June 16, 1860." image. Click for full size.
By W.J. Hays
4. "Mouth of the Yellowstone, Fort Union, Upper Missouri, June 16, 1860."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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