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

First News of Custerís Death

 
 
First News of Custerís Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2015
1. First News of Custerís Death Marker
Inscription.
From approximately this spot on July 5, 1876, Colonel Clement A. Lounsberry, the founder of the Bismarck Tribune in a feat of newspaper enterprise that overcame many obstacles, flashed - - by telegraph - - to the New York Herald the first account of General Custerís defeat and death at the Little Big Horn.
Few news stories have so electrified a nation.
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This spot marked by
Sigma Delta Chi and N.D. Press Association
April 10, 1953

 
Erected 1953 by Sigma Delta Chi and N.D. Press Association.
 
Location. 46° 48.299′ N, 100° 47.087′ W. Marker is in Bismarck, North Dakota, in Burleigh County. Marker is on S 5th Street south of E Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bismarck ND 58501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pioneer Family (approx. 0.9 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boxcar used in the 1st World War (approx. one mile away); Sakakawea Statue
First News of Custerís Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2015
2. First News of Custerís Death Marker
(approx. one mile away); The Honorable John Burke (approx. 1.1 miles away); Commanding Officerís Quarters (approx. 4 miles away); Mandan Scenic Overlook (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bismarck.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
First News of Custerís Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2015
3. First News of Custerís Death Marker
Where Custer Fell on the Little Bighorn Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Where Custer Fell on the Little Bighorn Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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