Near Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The configuration of this area provided security during periods of hostilities and when the threat of smallpox was present. It also permitted separating unfriendly Indian groups from each other when they came to Fort Union to trade.
A giant fur press was located near the front gate. This hug device compressed furs into 100 pound bales for shipment to St. Louis.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 47° 59.933′ N, 104° 2.443′ 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. Riverboat Landing (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 (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
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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 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.