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Near Niagara in Grand Forks County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Fort Totten Trail

 
 
Old Fort Totten Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2010
1. Old Fort Totten Trail Marker
Inscription.  Over this trail the Indians carried freight and mail for the U.S. Govt. from Fisher’s Landing to Fort Totten in the years 1879 to 1882.
 
Erected 1959 by Maids & Matrons Fed. Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 47° 58.592′ N, 97° 46.854′ W. Marker is near Niagara, North Dakota, in Grand Forks County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 2 and 21st Avenue Northeast, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a pull-out just south of 21st Avenue Northeast on the east side of US Highway 2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara ND 58266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Totten, North Dakota – Protecting the Totten Trail. Fort Totten was just one of a number of posts built to protect the overland route – others included Forts Abercrombie, Ransom, Stevenson, and Buford, as well as Fort Benton in Montana. Fort Totten's purpose was to protect the Totten Trail, an overland route that extended
Old Fort Totten Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2010
2. Old Fort Totten Trail Marker
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across Dakota Territory from southern Minnesota to the goldfields of western Montana, and later, to control and protect the Totten Indian Reservation. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Old Fort Totten Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2010
3. Old Fort Totten Trail Marker
(looking south from 21st Avenue Northeast • US Highway 2 in distant right background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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