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Near Binford in Griggs County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lake Jessie Historic Site

 
 
Lake Jessie Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, June 14, 2021
1. Lake Jessie Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  Lake Jessie was named for Jessie Benton, daughter of Senator Benton of St. Louis. This lady later became the wife of Lt. John C. Fremont, who with the J. N. Nicollet exploring party camped a half mile northeast of here on the bluff, on July 25, 26. 1839, when en route to Devils Lake. On July 10, 11, 1853, the survey party under Governor I. I. Stevens camped on the same spot, when en route to the Pacific Coast. On July 15, 16, 1862, Captain J. L. Fisk and his party of of gold seekers camped between Lake Jessie and Lake Addie, and again on July 20, 1863 and also in 1866 when en route to Montana. The reconnaissance party under Captain Wm. Twining camped here on July 18, 1869. The mail carriers had a shelter on the east end of Lake Jessie from 1867 to 1872.
 
Erected 1957 by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsExploration. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1839.
 
Location. 47° 32.455′ N, 98° 17.441′ W. Marker is near Binford, North Dakota, in Griggs County. Marker
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can be reached from 9th Street Northeast near 107th Avenue Northeast. Located in a farm yard, please tread respectfully. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10570 9th St NE, Binford ND 58416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Army Wagoneers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Watne — Tvedte (Tweed) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Atchison Historic Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oscar-Zero: Command, Control and Support (approx. 8.2 miles away); Griggs County Court House (approx. 10.3 miles away); Opheim Cabin (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lake Jessie State Historic Site. (Submitted on June 18, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin.)
 
Lake Jessie Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, June 14, 2021
2. Lake Jessie Historic Site Marker
Lake Jessie image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, June 14, 2021
3. Lake Jessie
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2022, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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