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General plan of Fort Buford, Dakota Territory
General plan of Fort Buford, Dakota Territory
TitleGeneral plan of Fort Buford, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1874
DescriptionA plan shows the location of buildings and the Missouri River at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Military
Subject (LCTGM)Plans
Forts & fortifications
LocationFort Buford (Fort Buford, N.D.)
Dakota Territory
Decade1870-1879
Item Number00474-007
Format of OriginalMaps
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryFt. Buford was built on the east (or north) side of the Missouri River near the confluence with the Yellowstone River. Like most other posts it depended on the river for its water source. Officers' quarters included rooms for officers' families. The enlisted men lived in barracks. Laundresses' quarters were closer to the river. Laundresses worked for both officers and enlisted men. The post had all the necessities of a small village including the first Mason's Hall (a private men's organization) in northern Dakota Territory.
This plan shows the layout of buildings on the Fort Buford military reservation in 1874. The buildings are new and the stockade is gone. Officers' quarters and the soldiers' barracks surround the parade ground. The library and school are on the northern edge of the parade ground. Laundresses lived south of the main compound in a separate area.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFort Buford Plan 00474
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00474-007)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
LanguageEnglish
Digital IDsh00474007
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