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Near Flasher in Morton County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bismarck to Deadwood Stage Trail

 
 
Bismarck to Deadwood Stage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, November 14, 2019
1. Bismarck to Deadwood Stage Trail Marker
Inscription.  This 240 mile route from Bismarck to Deadwood was authorized by the Territorial Legislature in 1877 to provide a direct route from Bismarck to Deadwood Stage, a distance of 240 miles. It was originally routed by the Northwest Express & Transportation Company and services by twenty- stations with two overnight stations.

The first stages moved over this route on 11 April 1877, carrying 68 passengers. A total of 26 Concord Stages and 200 teams comprised the rolling stock. One way fare was $23.00. This marker is on the exact route of the stage line and runs NNE & SSE from this marker.

This route carried hundreds of passengers and tons of freight until about 1880 when a closer route for immigrants from Pierre, SD by the same company while cutting the daily runs over this route to three per week until the stage route was virtually discontinued in favor of railroads.
 
Erected 1962 by North Dakota State Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 46° 27.523′ N, 101° 

Bismarck to Deadwood Stage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, November 14, 2019
2. Bismarck to Deadwood Stage Trail Marker
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13.154′ W. Marker is near Flasher, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker is on North Dakota Route 21, half a mile east of College Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flasher ND 58535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Flasher Centennial Railroad Park (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bismarck-Deadwood Stage Marker. (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022