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

Camp Hancock Site Map

Camp Hancock State Historic Site

 
 
Camp Hancock State Site Map Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 9, 2020
1. Camp Hancock State Site Map Marker
Inscription.  The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired Camp Hancock in 1951 for preservation as a state historic site. Work began to repair fire damage on the lone remaining structure, the officers quarters from the 1870s, used later as the U.S. Weather Bureau's office for North Dakota. The Society opened the building as a museum in 1955. At this time a recently retired Northern Pacific Railway steam locomotive was moved onto the site to commemorate the role of the railroad in the creation of Camp Hancock and the city of Bismarck in 1872. In 1965 the oldest church in the city was moved to the site. The Bread of Life Church, later renamed St. George Episcopal, had been in use from 1881 to 1949 and was connected with many events from Bismarck's history.

Camp Hancock is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

1. Current Museum; Officers' quarters, 1872-1877; Quartermaster's office and signal station, 1877-1894; Weather Bureau offices, 1894-1940
2. U.S. Weather Bureau Cotton Region Instrument Shelter
3. 1881 Church of the Bread of Life, moved to site in 1965
4. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey marker
5. U.S. Weather

Camp Hancock Site image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 9, 2020
2. Camp Hancock Site
Bureau rotunda and goldfish pond (current flower bed)
6. 1909 Northern Pacific Railway steam locomotive
7. State Historical Society of Northern Dakota Maintenance shop
8. August 1872 Camp Greeley location
9. Commanding Officer's quarters, 1872-1877 Quartermaster's residence, 1877-1890s Weather Bureau station chief residence, 1894-1920s
10. Original barracks and mess rooms, 1972-1875 11. Barracks addition, ca. 1875-kitchen, bakery, dispensary, hospital, laundry, and carpentry shop
12. Warehouses, 1880s

Picture caption: Interior of the U.S. Weather Bureau office building with exhibits highlighting the history of Camp Hancock
 
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionForts and CastlesRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 46° 48.312′ N, 100° 47.425′ W. Marker is in Bismarck, North Dakota, in Burleigh County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Avenue and North 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Main Ave, Bismarck ND 58501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locomotive #2164 (here, next to this marker); Episcopalian Services In The Area

Museum, former officer's quarters and office building image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 9, 2020
3. Museum, former officer's quarters and office building
(a few steps from this marker); Hancock History (a few steps from this marker); Church of the Bread of Life (a few steps from this marker); First News of Custer’s Death (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pioneer Family (approx. 0.9 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bismarck.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Hancock State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
 
Bread of Life Church image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 9, 2020
4. Bread of Life Church
1909 Northern Pacific Steam Locomotive. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 9, 2020
5. 1909 Northern Pacific Steam Locomotive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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