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

Flasher Centennial Railroad Park

1889         1989

 

— Dedicated July 15, 1989 —

 
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By Connor Olson, December 5, 2020
1. Flasher Centennial Railroad Park Marker
Inscription.  The first Northern Pacific Railway Co. Train reached this point in September of 1910. The railroad linked the communities of Mandan, Huff, Fort Rice, Cannonball, Solen, Brelen, and Flasher together with Southwestern North Dakota.

It was a means of transportation that helped the Village of Flasher become a boom town within three years. With the location of the Depot here, it established a new Main Street and many of businesses and buildings were moved from West Flasher to Main Street, as it is today.

Due to the Construction of the Oahe Reservoir and erosion of railroad bed along the Missouri River, Burlington Northern Railroad Co. built a direct route from Mandan to Flasher with the first passenger train arriving in Flasher in July of 1967.

On May 15, 1987, Burlington Northern Railroad Co. deeded Main Street Crossing and area to the City of Flasher to be developed for Park purposes.

Abandonment of the Mandan to Mott line was completed in 1988. Flasher received a $750 grant towards the placing of this Historical Marker from the North Dakota Centennial Commission.
 
Erected

Flasher Centennial Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, December 5, 2020
2. Flasher Centennial Railroad Park Marker
1989 by City of Flasher.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 46° 27.122′ N, 101° 13.989′ W. Marker is in Flasher, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street (County Road 84) 0.1 miles south of 1st Avenue West, on the right when traveling south. 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. Bismarck to Deadwood Stage Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Flasher Centennial Railroad Park image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, December 5, 2020
3. Flasher Centennial Railroad Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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