Fort Buford State Historic Site - Williston ND
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 47° 59.159 W 104° 00.070
13T E 574528 N 5315224
Quick Description: Fort Buford State Historic Site preserves remnants of a vital frontier plains military post established in 1866 to protect overland and river routes used by immigrants settling the west.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2022 8:18:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM16F1P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
From the State website:

"Fort Buford State Historic Site preserves remnants of a vital frontier plains military post established in 1866 to protect overland and river routes used by immigrants settling the west. Located near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers southwest of present-day Williston, it served 29 years as a major supply depot for military field operations. Fort Buford played a vital role as the place where the famous Hunkpapa Sioux leader, Sitting Bull, surrendered.

Original features include a stone powder magazine, the post cemetery site, the officer of the guardhouse and the field officers' quarters which now houses a museum. Interpreters provide tours through the field officers' quarters and the reconstructed barracks. The 6th infantry reenactors raise the flag Memorial and lower it Labor Day to end the summer season. Through History Alive programs, these reenactors also depict what life was like for soldiers and laundresses.

Located one-half mile east of the fort, the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center tells the story of the confluence of these two mighty rivers, as well as provides the same magnificent view that Lewis and Clark Expedition members enjoyed when they visited in 1805 and 1806. The rotunda area includes three large murals featuring quotes from the Lewis and Clark Journals, and paintings of the Missouri River landscape by Colonel Philippe Régis de Trobriand, commanding officer of Fort Stevenson near present-day Garrison, N.D., in the late 1860s."

(visit link)
Street address:
15349 39th Lane NW
Williston,, ND United States
58801


County / Borough / Parish: Williams County

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1850-18744

Historic function: Defense

Current function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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