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Near Washburn in McLean County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Mandan

 
 
Fort Mandan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
1. Fort Mandan Marker
Inscription.  Fort Mandan, 1804-05 Winter Quarters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also was the birthplace of the son born to Sakakawea and her French husband Charbonneau, interpreter for the explorers. The "Bird Woman" helped guide Lewis and Clark to their destination on the Pacific Coast.
This replica of Fort Mandan was erected and dedicated by McLean County Historical Society in 1972. The original site, 10 miles west upriver, is now in the river channel.
 
Erected by McLean County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 47° 17.903′ N, 101° 5.199′ W. Marker is near Washburn, North Dakota, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from 8th Street Southwest (County Road 17) near 28th Avenue Southwest (County Road 23), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washburn ND 58577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Fort Mandan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
2. Fort Mandan Marker
The replica Fort Mandan is in the background.
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. Below the Freezing Point (here, next to this marker); Men of Worth (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Wagon Train Pilgrimage to Pennsylvania (a few steps from this marker); Seaman (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Mandan (about 500 feet away); Mandan Winter / Harmony Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Mandan Overlook (approx. 9.3 miles away); Mandans and Arikaras of the Village (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washburn.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mandan Winter -- Discovering Lewis & Clark. "This place we have named Fort Mandan," Lewis recorded, "in honour of our Neighbours"—their kind and congenial Mandan Indians....Here they wintered-over near the Mandans, "the most friendly, well disposed Indians inhabiting the Missouri . . . brave, humane and hospitable." They talked peace and commerce, American style, to all who would listen. (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Replica Fort Mandan image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
3. Replica Fort Mandan
Replica Fort Mandan image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
4. Replica Fort Mandan
Replica Fort Mandan image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
5. Replica Fort Mandan
Replica Fort Mandan image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
6. Replica Fort Mandan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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