Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lewis and Clark Trail
The explorers noted that the riverbank here had a gavel base, and was situated well above the flood level. Cottonwood and ash were readily available for construction. The site provided a broad vista which would prevent approaching Indians from being concealed Indians on their trading migrations would also be able to see an outpost from a great distance.
On the return leg of the journey, Lewis extensively surveyed and charted this site and the land near the junction of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. Today, Fort Union is a designated stop on the Lewis and Clark National Trail.
Erected by National Park Service, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 47° 59.948′ N, 104° 2.576′ W. Marker 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. Gravel Pits (here, next to this marker); River Interstates (within shouting distance of this marker); Stepping "Off the Map" in the Louisiana Territory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dwelling Range (about 500 feet away); Riverboat Landing (about 500 feet away); Bourgeois House (about 500 feet away); Front Gate (about 500 feet away); Outpost on the Missouri (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
More about this marker. This marker is overlooking the parking lot of Fort Union Trading Post National Historic
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.