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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Morton County, North Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Morton County, North Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Morton County, ND (24) Burleigh County, ND (39) Emmons County, ND (0) Grant County, ND (3) Mercer County, ND (32) Oliver County, ND (0) Sioux County, ND (1) Stark County, ND (8)  MortonCounty(24) Morton County (24)  BurleighCounty(39) Burleigh County (39)  EmmonsCounty(0) Emmons County (0)  GrantCounty(3) Grant County (3)  MercerCounty(32) Mercer County (32)  OliverCounty(0) Oliver County (0)  SiouxCounty(1) Sioux County (1)  StarkCounty(8) Stark County (8)
Mandan is the county seat for Morton County
Adjacent to Morton County, North Dakota
      Burleigh County (39)  
      Emmons County (0)  
      Grant County (3)  
      Mercer County (32)  
      Oliver County (0)  
      Sioux County (1)  
      Stark County (8)  
 
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1North Dakota (Morton County), Flasher — Bismarck to Deadwood Stage Trail
This 240 mile route from Bismarck to Deadwood was authorized by the Territorial Legislature in 1877 to provide a direct route from Bismarck to Deadwood Stage, a distance of 240 miles. It was originally routed by the Northwest Express & . . . Map (db m153101) HM
2North Dakota (Morton County), Flasher — Flasher Centennial Railroad Park1889         1989 — Dedicated July 15, 1989 —
The first Northern Pacific Railway Co. Train reached this point in September of 1910. The railroad linked the communities of Mandan, Huff, Fort Rice, Cannonball, Solen, Brelen, and Flasher together with Southwestern North Dakota. It was a means . . . Map (db m161850) HM
3North Dakota (Morton County), Fort Rice — Fort Rice
Fort Rice was a United States military post established to provide protection for white settlers who had just commenced to penetrate the territory of Dakota and as a military base for operations against hostile Indian tribes. The post was . . . Map (db m154080) HM WM
4North Dakota (Morton County), Fort Rice — Fort Rice After General Sully's ExpeditionsFort Rice State Historic Site
In 1866-1868, Indian councils were held at the post. The most important of these was the Great Council with the Sioux bands in July 1886. A key leader of the Lakota, Thathanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull), refused to participate. Father Pierre Jean De . . . Map (db m154294) HM WM
5North Dakota (Morton County), Fort Rice — The Founding of Fort RiceFort Rice State Historic Site
Fort Rice was established on July 7, 1864, by General Alfred H. Sully as a field base during his 1864 expedition. The fort was named for Brigadier General James Clay Rice of Massachusetts who was killed in battle during the Civil War. Fort Rice was . . . Map (db m154247) HM
6North Dakota (Morton County), Huff — Archaeological Excavations of Houses — Huff Indian Village State Historic Site —
Archaeological excavations have occurred at Huff village in 1938-1939, 1959, 1960, and 1999. In all but the most recent work, focus has been on uncovering houses at Huff Village and understanding details of prehistoric architecture. The floors of l1 . . . Map (db m164393) HM
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7North Dakota (Morton County), Huff — Huff Indian Village Dates to AD 1443-1465Huff Indian Village State Historic Site
Only recently have we been able to accurately determine the age of Huff Village. Archeological deposits and the settlement layout suggests that the village was probably inhabited for only 20 years or so. Fourteen radiocarbon dates and several . . . Map (db m154336) HM
8North Dakota (Morton County), Huff — Huff Indian Village State Historic Site
Huff Indian Village State Historic Site is a classic prehistoric Mandan settlement dating to about AD 1450, perhaps two hundred years before Euroamerican influence reached the Missouri Valley area. The village is a very large, well-planned community . . . Map (db m154135) HM
9North Dakota (Morton County), Huff — Village Fortifications and Human ConflictHuff Indian Village State Historic Site
In front of you is part of the fortification system that once surrounded this village. The fortification system at Huff Village is a classic example of civil defense and community preparation for conflict. Inter-village conflict may have been . . . Map (db m154306) HM
10North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Barracks
The barracks served as quarters for the 123 men of the two companies of the 6th Infantry who built Fort McKeen. Soldiers prepared their meals and dined in the mess hall and kitchen located at the rear of the building. Bunks with bed-sacks filled . . . Map (db m153207) HM
11North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Blockhouses & Palisades
The Infantry Post was protected by blockhouses and, on the north and west sides, by cottonwood walls called palisades. The rugged terrain to the south and east help discourage attacks. The palisades were costly to maintain and were removed in . . . Map (db m153173) HM
12North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Civilian Conservation Corps
”The Worker” commemorates the valuable contributions of the civilian conservation Corps (CCC) across this great country during the years 1933 to 1943. That depression-era decade was a critical period in American history. The CCC played a . . . Map (db m153966) HM
13North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Civilian Conservation Corps ProjectThe civilian conservation Corps (CCC) company 2775-V of Mandan, ND
Let this be a reminder to future generations of the invaluable service rendered by so many young men and preserving and maintaining parks and wildlife areas of this country. The CCC assisted in the development of Fort Abraham Lincoln State . . . Map (db m153965) HM
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14North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Commanding Officer’s QuartersFort Abraham Lincoln
The commanding officer’s quarters was one of seven frame residences (called Officers Row) built n 1873 to house cavalry officers stationed at Fort Abraham Lincoln. The first commanding officer and tenant was Lt. Colonel (Brevet Major General) George . . . Map (db m96771) HM
15North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Fort Abraham Lincoln Infantry Post
This United States military post was established as Fort KcKeen, June 14, 2872 by companies "B" and "C" of the 6th Infantry under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Huston Jr. It was named in commemoration of Colonel H. Boyd McKeen of the 81st . . . Map (db m153168) HM
16North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Laundress' Quarter: "Suds Row"
The laundresses were some of the few females officially recognized by the Army. As such, they were afforded housing and rations in return for tending to the soldiers' laundry. The laundresses' quarters, also known as "Suds Row," was a large log . . . Map (db m153213) HM
17North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Mandan Scenic OverlookLewis & Clark in North Dakota
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 . . . Map (db m44707) HM
18North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Officers' Quarters
Of the 123 soldiers stationed at Fort McKeen in the late summer of 1872, seven were officers. They lived in four Officers' quarters located at the northwestern end of the parade ground. As with the other fort buildings, the officers; quarters were . . . Map (db m153201) HM
19North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Post Hospital
Completed on November 8, 1872, the hospital was of wood-frame construction and had two 12 bed wards. To save money, the army used paper board instead of plaster to finish the inside walls. Earth commodes adjoined each ward for use by patients too . . . Map (db m153959) HM
20North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Powder Magazines
Storage for ammunition and explosives at any military post was vital. At Fort Abraham Lincoln Infantry Post, three powder magazine stored ammunition for weapons of all types. Powder and magazines had thick walls or were built into the ground. . . . Map (db m153956) HM
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21North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Schoolhouse
The schoolhouse provided the basics of reading and writing for children living at the post. Even soldiers sought education within the walls that once stood on this spot. Many of the soldiers serving in the infantry post could not read or write. It . . . Map (db m153211) HM
22North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Scouts
The U.S. Army Quartermaster Department employed both Native Americans and European-Americans as scouts at Fort Abraham Lincoln. Many of these scouts or "Reeds" or Arikara who fought the Lakota. Some of the best known scouts at Fort Abraham Lincoln . . . Map (db m153212) HM
23North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Slant Indian Village
Slant Village was occupied by the Mandan, an agricultural Indian tribe, and received its name because of the sloping ground upon which it was situated. The village embraced about seven or eight acres of ground and the most recent survey of the site, . . . Map (db m153125) HM
24North Dakota (Morton County), New Salem — Salem Sue1889     1989
The World’s Largest Holstein Cow is 38 feet high, 50 feet long, and weighs 12,000 pounds. Salem Sue was erected in 1974 at a cost of nearly $40,000.00 contributed by dairymen, farmers, businessmen, the dairy industry, and area residents. The . . . Map (db m161849) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022