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

The Prairie

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 14, 2017
1. The Prairie Marker
Inscription.

The vast prairies of America have been described by many people as "an ocean of grass." This region of the country is considered either shortgrass or midgrass prairie, depending on the soil moisture, precipitation, and relative humidify in a give location and season. Dominant grasses here are blue grama and buffalo grass, which adapt to grazing and drought because of their extensive underground root system. Well over 400 plant species can be found on North Dakota grasslands. Native Americans and early settlers relied on many prairie plants for food and medicine. Today there is a renewed interest in the prairie and all it has to offer. More information on native plants can be found inside the museum.
 
Location. 46° 10.978′ N, 103° 23.6′ W. Marker is in Bowman, North Dakota, in Bowman County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue Northeast and 1st Ave NE, on the right when traveling east on 1st Avenue Northeast. Touch for map. Near the Pioneer Trails Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 1st St NE, Bowman ND 58623, United States of America.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNative Americans
 
The Prairie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 14, 2017
2. The Prairie Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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