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Historical Markers and War Memorials in North Dakota

Custer and Hiddenwood Cliff Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 15, 2017
Custer and Hiddenwood Cliff Marker
1North Dakota (Adams County), Hettinger — Custer and Hiddenwood Cliff
Guided to Hiddenwood Cliff by Sioux and Arikara scouts, General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry camped on this famed buffalo hunting spot on July 8, 1874. The Custer Expedition was on its way to the Black Hills in South Dakota and . . . — Map (db m113252) HM
2North Dakota (Adams County), Hettinger — Recognizing our Past
Yellowstone Trail The Yellowstone Trail was the first transcontinental automobile highway through he United States northern tier. The highway was created from a grassroots movement of local volunteers and originated near this . . . — Map (db m113251) HM
3North Dakota (Adams County), Hettinger — The Last Great Buffalo Hunts1882 - 1883
In 1882 and 1883, the American buffalo made their last stand here in the valley of Hiddenwood and within a 30-mile range of this area. Hiddenwood Cliff, directly opposite across Hiddenwood Creek, was an ancient landmark for buffalo hunting tribes . . . — Map (db m113254) HM
4North Dakota (Barnes County), Valley City — 001 — Herman SternN.D. Businessman, Community and Social Leader, Holocaust Rescuer
Born in Germany in 1887, Herman Stern immigrated to America in 1903, where he took work at the Straus Clothing store in Carrington. Stern later managed the Straus’ North Dakota businesses from his store in Valley City, where he lived for the . . . — Map (db m99291) HM
5North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 1 — American Indian Leaders
Three prominent leaders among the Lakota and Dakota Sioux who called this region home and resisted encroachment by white Americans were Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull), Pizi (Gall), and Inkpaduta (Red Point). Sitting Bull, born in 1831, became an . . . — Map (db m87775) HM
6North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 2 — Bad Lands Cantonment
The Bad Lands Cantonment, a temporary military base to protect railroad construction workers from Indian attacks, was established on November 10, 1879. At first consisting of only canvas tents, the cantonment soon grew to eight lumber buildings, . . . — Map (db m87804) HM
7North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Beef Corral Bottom
In the era of the open range cattle industry of the late 1800’s, ranchers would work together to round up their free-ranging cattle in the spring and fall. During roundups the cattle would be driven to a wide river bottom like this one, where they . . . — Map (db m88612) HM
8North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 3 — Billings County Courthouse
Billings County was formed in 1879 and organized in 1886. Medora became the county seat in 1886, three years before North Dakota became a state in 1889. The first county offices were located in Roberts Hall. Two small homes built in the 1880s were . . . — Map (db m88030) HM
9North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Building From Hard Times
The drought and depression of the 1930’s hit the badlands region hard. Small landowners, no longer able to eke out a living, sold their lands to the government with the hope of finding a new start elsewhere. Throughout the country, men were out of . . . — Map (db m88610) HM
10North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 4 — CCC Camp
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a peacetime “army” of civilians between 1933 and 1941 which served to create jobs for unemployed men and to protect natural resources. Two CCC camps were located near Medora. In 1934 the CCC camp of . . . — Map (db m87782) HM
11North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Chateau de Mores
          The grey and red building that you see to the south is the Chateau built in 1883 by Marquis de Mores, a French nobleman, who founded the town of Medora. It was occupied as a part-time residence until the fall of 1886 and was frequently . . . — Map (db m87975) HM
12North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 5 — Coal Mining
One of the goals of early exploring parties in this area was to find local fuel, coal that fit the bill needed for railroad construction. One of the first area coal mines was located just west of Medora. The Northern Pacific Coal Company operated . . . — Map (db m88007) HM
13North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 6 — Cowboys
The American cowboy has become a mythical figure in the national consciousness. This would, no doubt, have surprised most of the common laborers who earned meager pay as cowboys. A number of them were indeed colorful characters. Some became outlaws . . . — Map (db m88061) HM
14North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Custer Trail
The Yellowstone Expedition of 1876, organized to suppress the hostile Sioux, marched from Fort Abraham Lincoln May 17, 1876. The Expedition camped at the junction of Davis Creek and the Little Missouri River, four miles south of Medora on May . . . — Map (db m154256) HM
15North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — De Mores
In memory of Antoine Manca de Vallombrosa Marquis de Mores Lieutenant French Cavalry Born in Paris 1858 Killed in North Africa 1896 and of his wife Medora who founded this town in 1883 — Map (db m87539) HM
16North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — De Mores Packing Plant
was built on this site by the Marquis De Mores in 1883 to furnish dressed beef directly from the western ranges. It was successfully operated for several years, destroyed by fire 1907.Exhibits on other side < Reverse Side : > Site of the . . . — Map (db m87790) HM
17North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Dreams of a Cattle EmpireChimney Park, De Mores State Historic Site
Antoine Amédé Marie Vincent Amat Manca de Vallombrosa, more commonly known as the Marquis de Mores, was a French aristocrat with an entrepreneurial spirit typical of the late 1800s. The Marquis was one of many who sought to profit from the cattle . . . — Map (db m87796) HM
18North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 7 — Frontier Military
The Little Missouri Badlands played a key strategic role in the conflict between American Indians and the expanding United States. General Alfred Sully in 1864 led the first military expedition to cross the badlands. The expedition of 2,200 men . . . — Map (db m87805) HM
19North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Great Western Trail
      Between 1874 and 1893, seven million head of cattle and horses went up the Great Western Trail from Texas through nine U.S. states into Canada. This famous trail lasted more years, carried more cattle, and was longer than any other cattle . . . — Map (db m87498) HM
20North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Historic Medora
Before you lies a scene not greatly changed since Theodore Roosevelt’s time here in the 1880s. Gone are the ambitious De Mores Packing Plant, the military cantonment and the early village of Little Missouri. But still present are the colorful . . . — Map (db m154615) HM
21North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Historic Medora—Boom and Bust
The Marquis de Mores, a charismatic French nobleman, founded Medora in 1883. The Northern Pacific Railroad had reached the badlands only three years prior, opening the region to entrepreneurs and adventurers from the East. For a few years the . . . — Map (db m154951) HM
22North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 8 — Hotel de Mores
The Hotel de Mores was built by the Marquis de Mores in 1883 and served as a boarding house for up to 100 people. The 100-foot by 25-foot hotel was located north of the railroad depot and faced north. Manager George Fitzgerald advertised it as the . . . — Map (db m88037) HM
23North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 9 — Hunting and Trapping
The Little Missouri Badlands have always been ideal habitat for wildlife. American Indians hunted these lands for centuries. The first known white explorers, the La Verendrye brothers, ventured into the badlands in 1742. Trapper Jean Baptiste La . . . — Map (db m87992) HM
24North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — In honor of a President . . . and His Conservation Legacy
      Behind the visitor center is an old, rustic cabin. Architecturally insignificant, a person might wonder why it is here. To understand, step over the threshold and walk inside the building that housed a future president at a pivotal moment in . . . — Map (db m87230) HM
25North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 10 — Joe Ferris General Store
Joe Ferris wore many hats in Medora. He was a hunting guide, a Medora postmaster and a successful merchant. Ferris opened his first general store in Little Missouri. In 1885 he began work in Medora on the current two-story, 25-foot by 75-foot . . . — Map (db m88062) HM
26North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 11 — Law Enforcement
From its formation in 1879 to its official organization on April 12, 1886, Billings County had no county offices or officials. All administrative duties were performed through the Morton County Courthouse at Mandan, some 130 miles to the east. The . . . — Map (db m88025) HM
27North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 13 — Little Missouri Bridge
The Little Missouri River was a challenge for motorists. Motorists had to ford the river or wait for a railroad crew to carry their autos across on a flatcar. Construction of a transcontinental highway system began in 1912. The lack of proper . . . — Map (db m87977) HM
28North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 12 — Little Missouri: The Town
The town of Little Missouri was founded in 1880 at the site of the Northern Pacific Railroad section house and depot, on the west bank of the river. In late 1880, Frank Moore, the Post Trader of the nearby military cantonment, opened the Pyramid . . . — Map (db m87982) HM
29North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Loading DockChimney Park, De Mores State Historic Site
A spur track connected the slaughterhouse with the main line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Ice from the icehouses to your right were used to cool the refrigerator cars when the meat was loaded into them. The Marquis owned cold storage . . . — Map (db m87799) HM
30North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 14 — Margaret Roberts
Margaret Barr was born in Ireland on September 15, 1853, and immigrated to Iowa with her family about 1864. In April 1871, she married John Lloyd Roberts from Wales, and soon became a pioneer wife to a cattle dealer and butcher. The couple arrived . . . — Map (db m88018) HM
31North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 15 — Medora Business District
Medora’s business district originated north of 3rd Avenue. After Medora’s founding in 1883, carpenters, masons and other laborers filled the community, benefiting from a construction boom. Medora also became a supply hub for area ranchers and . . . — Map (db m88066) HM
32North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 16 — Medora Cemetery
The Medora Cemetery consists of 1.93 acres located on a grassy plateau on the west bank of the Little Missouri River overlooking Medora. The Medora Cemetery Association was formed on October 15, 1919, by six pioneers of this area: Geo. R. . . . — Map (db m87984) HM
33North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 17 — Medora Depot & Railroad
The railroad reached the Little Missouri River in 1880. The Northern Pacific Railroad named the stop Pyramid Park. When the Marquis de Mores and Theodore Roosevelt arrived in 1883, the train depot was on the west side of the Little Missouri River. . . . — Map (db m87986) HM
34North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 18 — Medora Education
The need for educating local children was first publicly expressed in 1884 when St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Martin Schmitt, O.S.B., appealed to Medora residents to establish a school. Classes were begun in a cantonment building west of . . . — Map (db m88020) HM
35North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 19 — Medora Livery Stable
Stables were important in early Medora, serving the primary means of local transportation: horseback and horse-drawn vehicles. Livery stables offered horses, teams and wagons for hire. These stables were built in conjunction with hotels so guests’ . . . — Map (db m88063) HM
36North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 20 — Medora Stage and Forwarding Company
Marquis de Mores: A grand entrepreneur. In the fall of 1884 he inaugurated daily round-trip stage and freight service from Medora to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Four coaches were purchased. The Kittie, Medora, Dakota and . . . — Map (db m88033) HM
37North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 21 — Medora Town Hall
The Town Hall was built in 1924 to serve as an activity center for Medora. The building featured electric lights, a hot water heating system, partial basement, a furnished balcony and a projection booth. Opera chairs were provided for ordinary . . . — Map (db m88013) HM
38North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — North Dakota Badlands
The badlands you see from here were so named because they were "badlands" to travel over before modern roads were built. Rain, wind and running water have carved these hills. A thick series of shale and sandstone layers, all of these rocks are a . . . — Map (db m4822) HM
39North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — On Track to AdventureTheodore Roosevelt National Park
One hunting trip in the badlands and Theodore Roosevelt was hooked-he invested in the flourishing cattle industry and returned to Dakota Territory often over the next few years. Roosevelt thoroughly enjoyed "the glory of work and joy of living" . . . — Map (db m154619) HM
40North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 22 — Ralph “Doc” Hubbard
Ralph “Doc” Hubbard was one of the most accomplished people to call Medora home. He was born on June 22, 1885, in New York to Elbert Hubbard, a prominent author and publisher, and Bertha Crawford Hubbard. Doc first visited Medora . . . — Map (db m88047) HM
41North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — River Woodland
You are looking at a portion of the Little Missouri River bottomlands. Cottonwood trees line the river course, where their roots can reach abundant moisture. Dark green juniper trees dot the sheltered slopes of the steep bluffs. On dry open river . . . — Map (db m154308) HM
42North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 23 — Roberts Hall
Bob Roberts had operated The Senate Billiard and Pool Hall in Little Missouri. Later he joined many of his fellow business owners across the river in Medora. An April 1884 edition of The Bad Lands Cow Boy reported the contract for . . . — Map (db m88016) HM
43North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 24 — Rough Riders Hotel
George Fitzgerald’s success operating the Hotel de Mores was such that in November 1884 he began work on his own 35-feet by 80 feet two-story hotel. Brick veneer was planned but was never added. The Bad Lands Cow Boy described its interior . . . — Map (db m87499) HM
44North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 26 — St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Medora de Vallombrosa, wife of the Marquis de Mores, financed the construction of this brick church late in the summer of 1884. This gift to her namesake community was paid for from an annual income of $90,000, earned from a stock portfolio she . . . — Map (db m88001) HM
45North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1887 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m87237) HM
46North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 27 — Stockmens State Bank
In late 1908, Christ Pederson of Dickinson purchased the General Store from Joe Ferris and moved to Medora. On August 6, 1909, Pederson, Harve Robinson, and George Burgess filed a Certificate of Organization. The Stockmens State Bank was . . . — Map (db m88040) HM
47North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 28 — The Bad Lands Cow Boy
At the age of 22, Arthur T. Packard started Medora’s first newspaper, The Bad Lands Cow Boy. The first issue came off the press on February 7, 1884. Marquis de Mores was the major advertiser in the paper. Editor Packard produced a paper . . . — Map (db m88045) HM
48North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 29 — The President Returns
Theodore Roosevelt first came to the badlands in September 1883 to hunt buffalo. “Old Four Eyes” loved the life of the badlands’ cowboys and participated in roundups, brandings and social events, earning the respect of those he so . . . — Map (db m88009) HM
49North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 25 — The Shooting of Riley Luffsey
William Riley Luffsey was born in Wayne County, Missouri, around 1859. He died in a gun battle along the Little Missouri River on June 26, 1883, about a mile west of the twin towns of Little Missouri and Medora. Riley Luffsey was a popular young . . . — Map (db m87554) HM
50North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps
I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps . . . We can take a vast army of these unemployed out into healthful surroundings. We can eliminate to some extent at least the threat that enforced idleness brings to spiritual and moral . . . — Map (db m87538) HM
51North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 30 — Von Hoffman House
In August 1884, Athenais von Hoffman, mother-in-law of the Marquis de Mores, commissioned Peter Book to erect a brick cottage for use by her and her husband, Louis. The new home was completed in 1884 but was probably not occupied until the . . . — Map (db m88004) HM
52North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — 31 — Western Entertainment
The picturesque Little Missouri badlands are a unique landscape. The arrival of the railroad in 1880 opened the area to tourists who wanted to experience the western lifestyle. The first dude ranch in America opened in 1882, four miles south of . . . — Map (db m87788) HM
53North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Wind Canyon – Carved by Wind and Water – Marred by Man
These soft sandstone deposits, built up by wind and water and then carved into strange and fantastic shapes by the same forces, have fascinated man for at least 5,000 years. Note the absence of carvings in the sculptured walls seen in this . . . — Map (db m154309) HM
54North Dakota (Bowman County), Bowman — The Prairie
The vast prairies of America have been described by many people as "an ocean of grass." This region of the country is considered either shortgrass or midgrass prairie, depending on the soil moisture, precipitation, and relative humidify in a . . . — Map (db m113241) HM
55North Dakota (Bowman County), Rhame — Fort Dilts Historic Site
On this site in September 1864 an immigrant train, under the command of Capt. James L. Fisk, bound for the gold fields of Montana, was besieged by hostile Sioux Indians, despite the fact that an armed escort of 50 U. S. Cavalrymen had been provided . . . — Map (db m33923) HM
56North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — All Veterans Memorial
North Dakota Veterans Memorial 1989 In this year of North Dakots's centennial, this monument is dedicated to all North Dakotans who served in the armed forces since statehood.The names of the men and women listed on this memorial gave their . . . — Map (db m44701) HM
57North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Archaeological Excavations in 1905Double Ditch State Historic Site
The first scholarly archaeological study of a Mandan earthlodge village village site was made in 1905 by Harvard University students George Will and Herbert Spinden. They excavated portions of six midden mounds, two houses, six cache pits, and the . . . — Map (db m154677) HM
58North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Bismarck River Warehouse
This was the site of one of the largest river warehouses built during the 1870s when river transportation was of primary importance. The warehouse was served by a spur track of the Northern Pacific Railway and until the railroad was built west of . . . — Map (db m154055) HM
59North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Boxcar used in the 1st World War
Presented by the French National Railroads to the State of North Dakota in gratitude for the help given to France by the American people — Map (db m44706) HM
60North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Camp Hancock Site MapCamp Hancock State Historic Site
The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired Camp Hancock in 1951 for preservation as a state historic site. Work began to repair fire damage on the lone remaining structure, the officers quarters from the 1870s, used later as the U.S. . . . — Map (db m154548) HM
61North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Church of the Bread of Life
When plans for the Church of the Bread of Life were accepted in August, 1879, the Episcopal congregation's building committee contracted to spend $2,500 to build a place of worship. The funds, raised by benefit suppers and entertainments, proved . . . — Map (db m154545) HM
62North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782 - 1932 —
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars.My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care if I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime. — Map (db m44704) HM
63North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Ditch 2Double Ditch State Historic Site
Fortification systems attest to the fierce warfare between villagers and surrounding nomadic tribes that is reported in early historic records. Ditch 2 that you seen in front of you at Double Ditch appears to have combined mounds and the ditch, with . . . — Map (db m154250) HM
64North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Ditch 3Double Ditch State Historic Site
Ditch 3 is more recent than Ditch 4 and was constructed in the AD 1500s. Ditch 3, with only a few bastions, encompasses 15 acres and, like Ditch 4, is not visible on the surface. It reflects a fallback to a slightly smaller community and simpler . . . — Map (db m154708) HM
65North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Double Ditch State Historic Site
Double Ditch Indian Village, overlooking the Missouri River, was a large earthlodge village inhabited by Mandan Indians between AD 1490 and 1785. The remains of earthlodges, midden mounds (trash heaps), and two fortification ditches are clearly . . . — Map (db m154709) HM
66North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Double Ditch State Historic Site
Double Ditch Indian Village, overlooking the Missouri River, was a large earthlodge village inhabited by Mandan Indians between AD 1490 and 1785. The remains of earthlodges, midden mounds (trash heaps), and two fortification ditches are clearly . . . — Map (db m154710) HM
67North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Episcopalian Services In The AreaMay 8, 1873    †    May 8, 1960
The first non-Roman church service to be held in what is now Bismarck was the baptism of a son of Lt. Humbert of Camp Hancock by the Rev. J. Smith, and Episcopalian missionary This marked the beginning of Episcopalian services in the . . . — Map (db m154650) HM
68North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — First News of Custer’s Death
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 . . . — Map (db m85829) HM
69North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Hancock HistoryCamp Hancock State Historic Site
Camp Hancock was the location of an infantry post from 1872 to 1877 and a quartermaster depot and signal office until 1894. The post was originally named Camp Greeley in honor of Horace Greeley, an editor of the New York Times and candidate . . . — Map (db m154971) HM
70North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — HomesDouble Ditch State Historic Site
The Mandans, as well as the Hidatsa and the Arikaras, built dome-shaped houses of logs and earth, known as earthlodges. All that remains of the earthlodges on the surface are circular depressions. The men usually decided how large an earthlodge . . . — Map (db m154544) HM
71North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Locomotive #2164Camp Hancock State Historic Site
This coal-fired steam locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1909. Numbered 2164 by the Northern Pacific, the locomotive and coal tender weigh 298,600 pounds, are 78 . . . — Map (db m154970) HM
72North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Midden Mounds (Trash Heaps)Double Ditch State Historic Site
The raised areas you see around the village are midden mounds or earthen mounds ranging from one to ten feet high. There are more than 30 mounds surrounding the village. The Mandans at Double Ditch disposed of their trash in heaps such as the one in . . . — Map (db m154930) HM
73North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Missouri River ResourcesDouble Ditch State Historic Site
Missouri River The Missouri River valley provided water, food, and shelter for the Mandans. Abundant timber and game could be found in the wooded bottomlands, and bison flourished on the surrounding prairie grasslands. The terrace edge . . . — Map (db m154068) HM
74North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Sakakawea Statue
Sakakawea Sakakawea has become a recognized name as part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Although her name is famous, few facts remain to document her life and contributions to the voyage. When Lewis and Clark met Sakakawea in 1804 she was . . . — Map (db m43838) HM
75North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Square ButtesDouble Ditch State Historic Site
Square Buttes is a prominent and imposing landmark along this stretch of the Missouri River. The buttes take their name from their corresponding physical characteristics and robust form that is visible on the horizon eight miles to the north. . . . — Map (db m154069) HM
76North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Stone Shelter — Double Ditch State Historic Site —
The stone shelter your are now standing by was constructed in the 1930s as one of many projects completed throughout the state by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The CCC and the WPA were programs . . . — Map (db m154396) HM
77North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — The Founding Community AD 1490-1550Double Ditch State Historic Site
Geophysical surveys and follow-up excavations have revealed that the village had four ditch fortification systems constructed over a period of 300 years. The fourth, or outermost, ditch had several well-defined bastions and was probably the oldest. . . . — Map (db m154920) HM
78North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — The Honorable John Burkeof North Dakota
Legislator - Governor Supreme Court Justice Treasurer of the United States of America — Map (db m44700) HM
79North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — The Pioneer Family
Presented to the State of North Dakota by Harry Falconer McLean to honor the memory of the pioneers of the great Northwest. This plaque erected by the Bismarck Chapter Pioneer Daughters. < Back of Monument: > No trails too rugged, no . . . — Map (db m85832) HM
80North Dakota (Burleigh County), Menoken — Apple Creek
          Apple Creek today is only a mere trickle compared to what it was during the time it was formed from a large sheet of glacial ice. Looking out over the valley one can almost imagine the enormity of this creek during its formation. This . . . — Map (db m85839) HM
81North Dakota (Burleigh County), Menoken — Early Archeological Studies At Menoken VillageMenoken Village State Historic Site
The fortification ditch and house depressions, as well as the site's location away from the Missouri River, immediately caught the attention of archeologists when the site was rediscovered in 1936. At that time, many people believed it was the . . . — Map (db m154401) HM
82North Dakota (Burleigh County), Menoken — Investigating a Pit HouseMenoken Village State Historic Site
This house was built in an oval-shaped pit about two feet deep and measured 16 by 23 feet in size. Before it was excavated in the late 1990s, remote sensing studies were conducted. Precise surface elevations were recorded and about 3,500 individual . . . — Map (db m154406) HM
83North Dakota (Burleigh County), Menoken — Menoken Indian Village Site
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m153165) HM
84North Dakota (Burleigh County), Menoken — Menoken Village State Historic Site
Menoken Village was a small community consisting of approximately 30 oval-shaped, earth-covered houses and a prominent fortification system. Once thought to have been a Mandan Village occupied at the time of early contact with Euroamericans, Menoken . . . — Map (db m154254) HM
85North Dakota (Burleigh County), Menoken — Menoken Village State Historic Site
Menoken Village is a terminal Late Woodland (ca. AD 1200) settlement on Apple Creek, an eastern tributary of the Missouri River. Menoken is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The site is also a registered National Historic Landmark . . . — Map (db m154628) HM
86North Dakota (Burleigh County), Menoken — Trade at MenokenMenoken Village State Historic Site
Recovered stone, metal, and shell artifacts show that the people were involved in trade systems that spanned the continent. It is not clear how these systems worked. Residents at Menoken probably did not travel far beyond what is now central North . . . — Map (db m154403) HM
87North Dakota (Cass County), Fargo — "The Woodchipper" in FARGO
Welcome to Fargo-Moorhead's most notorious photo op! This is a "stunt double" for the equipment used in a key concluding scene of the movie FARGO. Feel free to pose for a picture and share your experience online. Step inside the FM . . . — Map (db m102057) HM
88North Dakota (Cass County), Fargo — Gasoline Horsepower
When autos appeared in the 1890s, only the wealthy could afford to buy them. But by the 1920s assembly lines made cars affordable for the middle class, and sales soared. At the end of the decade there were 25 million cars on the road and U.S. . . . — Map (db m100837) HM
89North Dakota (Cass County), Fargo — The Fargo Walk of Fame
Founded in 1989 by Fargo printer, Mike Stevens, the walk of fame was originally located on the city sidewalks of Mike's print shop, Express Press, in downtown Fargo. It was moved to the current site during the summer of 2000. The first inductee . . . — Map (db m102055) HM
90North Dakota (Cass County), Fargo — 'The Next Great City'
Moorhead and Fargo were platted when the Northern Pacific railroad arrived at the Red River in 1871 less than one block north of here.The towns grew up at this intersection of river and rail. Steamboats traveling the shallow Red River stopped . . . — Map (db m100836) HM
91North Dakota (Cass County), West Fargo — North Dakota Jewry
Jews have been part of North Dakota's social, economic, agricultural and political life since territorial days. Between the 1880's and the 1920's, aided by the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Society, primarily Russian and Romanian Jews came to . . . — Map (db m134335) HM
92North Dakota (Cass County), Wild Rice — The First Prestressed Concrete Bridge Deck Constructed in North DakotaBuilt - 1953
Cass County Board of Commissioners H. Eklund - Chairman I. Sandbeck - L. Younker L. Sutton - W. Bailey County Engineer - A. Cousins Built By Jardine Bridge Co., Inc. Fargo, North Dakota Historic Bridge The above plaque was taken . . . — Map (db m91441) HM
93North Dakota (Dickey County), Fullerton — Carroll House
Est. 1889 Restored 1989 — Map (db m93247) HM
94North Dakota (Dickey County), Oakes — 1891 Church - Oakes Historical Park
Built in 1891 by Oakes Methodists, this building was a block south of Main on Highway 1. When a larger church was needed in 1908, the Methodists built the present structure at 6th and Juniper and sold the original church to the Norwegian & . . . — Map (db m112569) HM
95North Dakota (Dickey County), Oakes — Hudson Townsite
Established in the spring of 1883 by a colony from New York state and named for the Hudson River. A railroad right-of-way was planned to serve the town from the east. Three years later the Northern Pacific and Northwestern railways met on the . . . — Map (db m112626) HM
96North Dakota (Dickey County), Oakes — Stagecoach Relay Station
1/5 mile to the south is the site of the Stagecoach Relay Station. Benjamine and Mellinger operated the stage line, beginning in 1880, between Columbia, SD and Jamestown, ND. Service took two days each way and passengers could be fed and lodged . . . — Map (db m112568) HM
97North Dakota (Dunn County), Dunn Center — A Mystery Exposed
In 1989, inspection of the Lake Ilo dam found that critical maintenance was needed. A notch cut into the spillway lowered the water about 7 feet so the work could be completed. The exposed lake bed revealed remarkable discoveries and mysteries of . . . — Map (db m153143) HM
98North Dakota (Dunn County), Dunn Center — Chelsey and Polly Dinkins Memorial DamRefuge Manager and Wife — 1936-1983 —
Chelsey and Polly Dinkins played a major role in the construction and operation of this dam and National Wildlife Refuge known as Lake Ilo. Chelsey Dinkins was the foreman of the Works Progress Administrations (WPA) crew that built the dam in . . . — Map (db m152944) HM
99North Dakota (Dunn County), Killdeer — Killdeer MountainTachawakute (The Place Where They Kill Deer)*
On July 28, 1864, a U.S. military force, commanded by General Alfred Sully, attacked several groups of the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota (Sioux) Nations camped at this location. Major Sioux leaders included Medicine Bear and Sitting Bull. Sully's force . . . — Map (db m152945) HM
100North Dakota (Grand Forks County), Niagara — Old Fort Totten Trail
Over this trail the Indians carried freight and mail for the U.S. Govt. from Fisher’s Landing to Fort Totten in the years 1879 to 1882. — Map (db m155662) HM

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