Near Stanton in Mercer County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fort Mandan Overlook
Fort Clark State Historic Site
(1800 to 1870 timeline across the bottom)
1804-1806 - Lewis & Clark Expedition passes through the area, 1822 - Mandan village of Mih-tutta-hang-kush established, By 1830, Fort Clark Trading Post established, 1837 - Smallpox epidemic decimates 90% of Mandans at Mih-tutta-hang-kush, 1838 - Arikaras occupy the former Mandan
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
Location. 47° 15.21′ N, 101° 16.373′ W. Marker is near Stanton, North Dakota, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from 37th Avenue Southwest near 12th Street Southwest (State Highway 200), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the Fort Clark State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton ND 58571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mandans and Arikaras of the Village (a few steps from this marker); Earthlodges (within shouting distance of this marker); Smallpox and the Central Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Shelter (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winter Villages and Lodges (about 600 feet away); Missouri Valley Environs (about 600 feet away); Corrals (about 700 feet away); Fort Clark (circa 1830-1860) (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.