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Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bismarck River Warehouse

 
 
Bismarck River Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, March 29, 2019
1. Bismarck River Warehouse Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of one of the largest river warehouses built during the 1870s when river transportation was of primary importance. The warehouse was served by a spur track of the Northern Pacific Railway and until the railroad was built west of Bismarck the steamboat was the principal method of transportation to the West.

Frequently, as many as 20 steamboats would be moored at the wharf engaged in transporting supplies to military posts and pioneer settlements. Steamboat traffic used the Missouri River from St. Louis to the head of navigation at Fort Benton, Montana, and the lower reaches of the Yellowstone River.

The history of steamboat navigation presents one of the most colorful phases of North Dakota history.
 
Erected 1955 by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 46° 48.874′ N, 100° 49.287′ W. Marker is in Bismarck, North Dakota

Marker’s roadside pull-off. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, March 29, 2019
2. Marker’s roadside pull-off.
, in Burleigh County. Marker is on River Road 0.2 miles north of Fraine Barracks Road, on the left when traveling north. Located at the Steamboat Warehouse State Historic Site along Riverfront Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 444 River Rd, Bismarck ND 58504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Episcopalian Services In The Area (approx. 1.6 miles away); Church of the Bread of Life (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Hancock Site Map (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hancock History (approx. 1.6 miles away); Locomotive #2164 (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Pioneer Family (approx. 1.8 miles away); First News of Custer’s Death (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Honorable John Burke (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bismarck.
 
Also see . . .  ND State Historical Society. (Submitted on July 31, 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 50 times since then. Last updated on July 31, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. 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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