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Historical Markers in Ransom County, North Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Ransom 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 Ransom County, ND (11) Barnes County, ND (14) Cass County, ND (11) Dickey County, ND (4) LaMoure County, ND (9) Richland County, ND (18) Sargent County, ND (1)  RansomCounty(11) Ransom County (11)  BarnesCounty(14) Barnes County (14)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  DickeyCounty(4) Dickey County (4)  LaMoureCounty(9) LaMoure County (9)  RichlandCounty(18) Richland County (18)  SargentCounty(1) Sargent County (1)
Lisbon is the county seat for Ransom County
Adjacent to Ransom County, North Dakota
      Barnes County (14)  
      Cass County (11)  
      Dickey County (4)  
      LaMoure County (9)  
      Richland County (18)  
      Sargent County (1)  
 
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1North Dakota, Ransom County, Eastedge — Standing Rock / Wonderful Wetlands
Standing Rock Standing Rock, a sacred site to the Native people of this region, is called "Inyan Bosndata" in the Santee language. The rock itself is what geologists call metamorphic gneiss (pronounced "nice")—a combination of . . . Map (db m177311) HM
2North Dakota, Ransom County, Eastedge — Standing Rock Hill Historic Site
The Inyan Bosendata of the Dakota Indians used this site as a place for ceremonials and offerings. In 1839 the explorers Nicollet and Fremont noted this landmark on the maps of that date. The state geographic board has designated this place . . . Map (db m175432) HM
3North Dakota, Ransom County, Enderlin — Agnes GeelanTeacher, Mayor, Senator, Author and Activist
Born near Hatton, ND May 19, 1896. 1915 — Mayville State College graduate. Enderlin Educator — 20 years. 1918 — Worked for women’s suffrage with League of Women Voters. 1935 — President of ND American Legion Auxiliary. 1946-1954 — First female ND . . . Map (db m213991) HM
4North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — An Ancient Sea / Glacial Meltwater Trench
An Ancient Sea Eastern North Dakota was covered by the Western Interior Seaway between sixty and ninety million years ago. This warm subtropical sea was less than 500 feet deep and stretched from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of . . . Map (db m183997) HM
5North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — Fort Ransom Historic Site
Fort Ransom, a United States Military Post, established on this site on June 18. 1867, was one of a chain of forts in Dakota Territory established to protect frontier settlements. All buildings were of substantial log construction and . . . Map (db m175426) HM
6North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — Historic Fort Ransom / Life at the Fort
Historic Fort Ransom Fort Ransom (1867-72) was one of several small military outposts established by General Alfred H. Terry to place troops in strategic locations along frontier transportation routes as a defensive measure against Indian . . . Map (db m176138) HM
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7North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — Native Prairies / Ecosystem Under Siege
Native Prairies A carpet of grass once covered 400,000 square miles of North America-one- third of the vast region stretching from Ohio to the Rockies and from Canada to Texas. Today, native prairie is difficult to find-you are standing . . . Map (db m177586) HM
8North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — Pyramid Hill / Fort Ransom’s Remarkable Survival
Pyramid Hill Pyramid Hill has long been a topic of local debate sometimes heated. The hill's obvious geometric shape begs the question of just how it was formed. Geologists believe that Pyramid Hill is a natural feature—the result of . . . Map (db m177165) HM
9North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — Standing Rock Lutheran Church
Standing Rock Lutheran Church was organized at this homestead on Feb. 23. 1882. by itinerant pastor I. L. Lundeby of Valley City, N.D. Six area families became members at this meeting, Nels Olson, Gilbert Hanson, Ole Rufsvold, Erick . . . Map (db m175695) HM
10North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — Timber Trestle Bridge
. . . Map (db m176605) HM
11North Dakota, Ransom County, Fort Ransom — Writing Rock / Native American Legends
Writing Rock Just over the ridge to the west, a rock bears some very unusual markings. These script-like engravings are the topic of much speculation and debate. Geologists believe that running water etched the stone, or that ancient . . . Map (db m177126) HM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023