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Mandan in Morton County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mandan Scenic Overlook

Lewis & Clark in North Dakota

 
 
Mandan Scenic Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 5, 2011
1. Mandan Scenic Overlook Marker
Inscription.  
Sunday, October 21, 1804
A driving northeast wind, cold temperatures, and freezing rain and snow led Lewis and Clark to seek shelter after only 7 miles. During the day, they passed the mouth of the Heart River learning from their Arikara passenger that the Mandans had sacred sites in that area. Several other abandoned earth lodge villages were reported, including one located in "a butifull & extensive plain." Clark killed a buffalo near their campsite northeast of modern Mandan on the west bank of the river.
 
Erected by North Dakota Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 21, 1804.
 
Location. 46° 50.909′ N, 100° 55.062′ W. Marker is in Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker is on Interstate 94, 0.2 miles west of Sunset Drive Exit, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mandan ND 58554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Bismarck River Warehouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Missouri River Resources (approx. 6 miles away); Geophysical Prospecting in Archaeology (approx. 6 miles away); Double Ditch State Historic Site (approx. 6 miles away); Ditch 2 (approx. 6 miles away); Final Occupation of Double Ditch (approx. 6 miles away); Ditch 3 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Archaeological Excavations in 1905 (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
View from Mandan Scenic Overlook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 5, 2011
2. View from Mandan Scenic Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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