“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Williams County North Dakota Historical Markers

Fort Buford Historic Site image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
Fort Buford Historic Site
North Dakota (Williams County), Williston — Fort Buford Historic Site
Fort Buford a United States Military Post named in honor of General John Buford of Gettysburg fame was established on this location in the fall of 1866. Preceding it on this site were two trading posts. Fort William erected in 1833 and Fort Mortimer . . . — Map (db m96746) HM
North Dakota (Williams County), Williston — Outpost on the MissouriFort Union Trading Post National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Early explorers reported that America’s western mountains were rich in furs. As a part of a plan to extend trading into the Upper Missouri country, John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company built Fort Union here, near the junction of the Missouri and . . . — Map (db m62068) HM

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