Near Belfield in Billings County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
From the populated villages of Ukraine to the unsettled regions of North Dakota, the Ukrainian immigrants came here at the end of the 19th century. They emigrated from the “Bread Basket of Europe” to the virgin sodland yet untouched by man – from a region of warm climate to an area where long winters lay life dormant. Yet within a span of a lifetime, they developed here in Dakota a farming empire undreamed of by man.
The Ukrainian Pioneer Memorial Cross is dedicated to these hardy men and women. June 1974.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
Location. 47° 5.551′ N, 103° 12.103′ W. Marker is near Belfield, North Dakota, in Billings County. Marker is on Theodore Roosevelt Expressway (U.S. 85), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfield ND 58622, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Badlands (approx. 16 miles away); The Soldiers and the Sioux (approx. 16.1 miles away); Time Travel on the Custer TrailWelcome to Painted Canyon – A View into Theodore Roosevelt National Park (approx. 16.1 miles away); Dude on the Frontier (approx. 16.1 miles away); Invasion Confronted (approx. 16.1 miles away); Invader on the Badlands (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on July 27, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.