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Fort Pierre in Stanley County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post

 
 
Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2016
1. Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post Marker
Inscription.
This tablet
marks the site and
commemorates the institution
of
Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post

chief landmark of fur-trading period,
1822 – 1864
on the Upper Missouri River between
the Platte and the Yellowstone.

Founded, 1832, by American Fur Company,
Saint Louis, Missouri.
Dismantled 1859.

This tablet bestowed by
Dr. Raymond A. Burnside
Des Moines, Iowa.
September, 1930

 
Erected 1930 by Dr. Raymond A. Burnside, Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Location. 44° 23.456′ N, 100° 23.261′ W. Marker is in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, in Stanley County. Marker can be reached from Fort Chouteau Road 0.3 miles east of State Highway 1806. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Pierre Chouteau National Historic Landmark, at the northeast end of the walking trail from Fort Chouteau Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Fort Chouteau Road, Fort Pierre SD 57532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Archaeology at Fort Pierre Chouteau (here, next to this marker); Fort Pierre Chouteau Site (here, next to this marker); Fort Pierre Chouteau: Military Occupancy (1855-1857)
Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2016
2. Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post Marker (wide view)
(here, next to this marker); Cultures Come Together (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Pierre Chouteau: Fur Trade (1832-1855) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri River (about 500 feet away); Fort Pierre Chouteau (about 600 feet away); John C. Waldron (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Pierre.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted vertically on a large, upright stone.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort Pierre Chouteau National Historic Landmark
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pierre Chouteau Site. Built in 1832, Fort Pierre Chouteau quickly became the most strategic post in the Western Department of the American Fur Company. Located halfway between the headquarters at St. Louis and the northernmost posts in North Dakota and Montana, Fort Pierre Chouteau was the logical place for American Fur Company officials to gather and discuss company business. Established in 1832 by Pierre Chouteau Jr. to replace nearby Fort Tecumseh, Fort Pierre Chouteau became one
Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post Marker (<i>wide view; showing related markers in foreground</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2016
3. Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post Marker (wide view; showing related markers in foreground)
of the company’s headquarters of the Upper Missouri region. Its trade area covered thousands of miles of prairie. During its active years, the post received, processed, and shipped hundreds of thousands of beaver pelts, deer skins, and buffalo hides destined for European and eastern markets. (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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