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Historical Markers in Mandan, 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 (30) Burleigh County, ND (43) Emmons County, ND (2) Grant County, ND (3) Mercer County, ND (32) Oliver County, ND (2) Sioux County, ND (1) Stark County, ND (19)  MortonCounty(30) Morton County (30)  BurleighCounty(43) Burleigh County (43)  EmmonsCounty(2) Emmons County (2)  GrantCounty(3) Grant County (3)  MercerCounty(32) Mercer County (32)  OliverCounty(2) Oliver County (2)  SiouxCounty(1) Sioux County (1)  StarkCounty(19) Stark County (19)
Mandan is the county seat for Morton County
Mandan is in Morton County
      Morton County (30)  
ADJACENT TO MORTON COUNTY
      Burleigh County (43)  
      Emmons County (2)  
      Grant County (3)  
      Mercer County (32)  
      Oliver County (2)  
      Sioux County (1)  
      Stark County (19)  
 
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1 North 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
2 North 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 helped discourage attacks. The palisades were costly to maintain and were removed . . . Map (db m227861) HM
3 North Dakota, Morton County, Mandan — Breastworks
An important daily function at military posts was guard duty. Guards and pickets prevented intruders from entering the post or advancing near enough to shoot at soldiers, steal horses or set fire to buildings. One such outpost was the . . . Map (db m227347) HM
4 North Dakota, Morton County, Mandan — Cannonball Concretions
Concretions are spheres of mineral matter once surrounded by rock of a different composition. They occur when a cementing material forms around a center of organic matter such as a leaf, twig, shell or tooth. As the softer surrounding material . . . Map (db m227464) HM
5 North 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 major role . . . Map (db m227237) HM
6 North 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 in preserving and maintaining parks and wildlife areas of this country. The CCC assisted in the development of Fort Abraham Lincoln State . . . Map (db m227761) HM
7 North 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
8 North 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
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9 North Dakota, Morton County, Mandan — Fort Abraham Lincoln Military Reservation Boundary Marker
This hand carved boundary marker was once located along the western edge of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Military Reservation. President Ulysses S. Grant established the Fort Abraham Lincoln Military Reservation on February 11, 1873. The . . . Map (db m227236) HM
10 North Dakota, Morton County, Mandan — Gatling Gun Emplacement
Soldiers of the 20th Infantry relax around a Gatling gun at the Fort Abraham Lincoln Infantry Post during the mid 1870s The remains of these breastworks before you once supported a Gatling gun and a small group of infantry. . . . Map (db m227762) HM
11 North 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
12 North 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
13 North 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
14 North Dakota, Morton County, Mandan — Post Cemetery
Charles Page, a civilian worker at Fort Abraham Lincoln who froze to death in the fall of 1873, was the first recorded burial in the cemetery. Freezing, gangrene, gunshot wounds, and other illnesses and injuries were typical causes of death. After . . . Map (db m227882) HM
15 North 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
16 North 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
17 North 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
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18 North 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 were "Rees" or Arikara who fought the Lakota. Some of the best known scouts at Fort Abraham Lincoln . . . Map (db m227764) HM
19 North 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
 
 
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Feb. 22, 2024