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View of Fort Union, Dakota Territory
View of Fort Union, Dakota Territory
TitleView of Fort Union, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1863
DescriptionView of the fort showing blockhouses on the right and left and the entrance just right of center. Snow is in the foreground.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectFur trade
Historic sites
Pioneer Era
Weather
Subject (LCTGM)Forts & fortifications
Blockhouses
Snow
LocationFort Union (N.D.)
Decade1860-1869
Item Number2005-P-04-014
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Transcription"Fort Union 1863"--Handwritten on front of postcard.
"Upper Missouri Historical Expedition Enroute Great Northern Railway"--Printed on back of postcard. "Fort Union, North Dakota - 1863"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryOriginally called Fort Floyd, Fort Union was built as a fur trading post in 1828. The fort was closed in 1865, and much of the lumber was reused in the construction of nearby Fort Buford.
Bibliographic ReferenceWick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Sweetgrass Communications, Bismarck, ND: 1989. 69.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMiscellaneous Photograph Collection 2005-P-04
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2005-P-04-014)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2005P04014
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