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Near Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

River Interstates

 
 
River Interstates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2019
1. River Interstates Marker
Inscription.  In the nineteenth century, the fastest and easiest means of transport was by water. Riverways linked major United States cities with posts on the frontier. The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and their tributaries were highways of commerce to St. Louis, Missouri, and the port of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bull boats, keelboats, skiffs, mackinaws, canoes, and steamboats carried travellers and cargo to and from Fort Union. Supplies for the Fort came up river and furs went down to make their way to the markets of the world.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 47° 59.962′ N, 104° 2.629′ W. Marker is near Williston, North Dakota, in Williams County. Marker is on Mondak Backroad 1 near 143rd Avenue Northwest (State Route 1804), on the left when traveling east. 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. Stepping "Off the Map" in the Louisiana Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravel Pits (within shouting distance
River Interstates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2019
2. River Interstates Marker
of this marker); Lewis and Clark Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwelling Range (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bourgeois House (about 800 feet away); Riverboat Landing (about 800 feet away); Front Gate (about 800 feet away); Outpost on the Missouri (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
 
More about this marker. This marker is next to the entrance road for Fort Union Trading Post National Historic
Site.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Dugout Canoe image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
3. Dugout Canoe
Diorama of the Corps of Discovery portaging around the Great Falls.
Bullboat image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
4. Bullboat
Keelboat <i>Mandan</i> from the movie <i>The Big Sky</i> image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
5. Keelboat Mandan from the movie The Big Sky
<i>The steamer Yellow-Stone on the 19th April 1833</i> by Karl Bodmer image. Click for full size.
By Karl Bodmer
6. The steamer Yellow-Stone on the 19th April 1833 by Karl Bodmer
 

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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 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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