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

Powder Magazines

 
 
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By Connor Olson, August 11, 2019
1. Powder Magazines Marker
Inscription.  Storage for ammunition and explosives at any military post was vital. At Fort Abraham Lincoln Infantry Post, three powder magazine stored ammunition for weapons of all types.

Powder and magazines had thick walls or were built into the ground. This was to help contain any blast that might occur. Common material used for the construction of magazines were earth, stone, concrete, or brick. Heavy wood beams, rafters, and doors were covered with zinc or galvanized iron. The doors to the magazines were kept locked to prevent pilfering.
 
Erected by North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 46° 46.177′ N, 100° 51.104′ W. Marker is near Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lincoln Road, on the right when traveling south. Located in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan ND 58554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laundress' Quarter: "Suds Row" (within shouting distance of this marker);

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Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Scouts (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers' Quarters (about 500 feet away); Blockhouses & Palisades (about 600 feet away); Fort Abraham Lincoln Infantry Post (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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