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Oriska in Barnes County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Rest Areas in Tree Claims

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2020
1. Rest Areas in Tree Claims Marker
Inscription.  This rest area is located in a Tree Claim that was planted in 1884.
A Tree Claim was issued to homesteaders if they promised to plant at least 10 ares of trees for their continuous supply of fuelwood and fence posts. They would then be given 160 acres of land to farm.
This Tree Claim was signed by President Grover Cleveland and issued June 19, 1893, to William A. Baldwin.
Travelers: Enjoy the shade of these trees that were planted here so many years ago.
 
Erected by North Dakota State Highway Department, North Dakota Society of American Foresters. North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 46° 55.171′ N, 97° 44.994′ W. Marker is in Oriska, North Dakota, in Barnes County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 94 at milepost 304 near 127th Avenue Southeast. The marker is located in the Oriska Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oriska ND 58063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2020
2. Rest Areas in Tree Claims Marker
marker is within walking distance of this marker. Geology of North Dakota (here, next to this marker).
 
Also see . . .  Timber Culture Act of 1873 -- Nebraska History. Although millions of trees were set out in an attempt to qualify for land under the Timber Culture Act, very few groves resulted from this activity. In Nebraska 8,876,351 acres were entered as tree claims, but final proof was made on only 2,456,696 acres. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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