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200 26th Street, Williston, ND, US, 58801

  • Phone: (701) 572-5793
  • Fax: (701) 572-5794
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Fort Buford State Historic Site

15349 39th Lane Northwest; Highways 1804 & 58
Williston, North Dakota 58801
701-572-9034 or 701-328-2666
At the Missouri-Yellowstone confluence, Fort Buford was "a major link in American military strategy of the 19th century." Established in 1866, Fort Buford would house six companies of infantry and cavalry. African-American servicemen, called "buffalo soldiers" by the Indians; were stationed here from 1891 to 1895. Fort Buford soldiers patrolled the international boundary, guarded railway construction crews, and provided escorts for steamers and wagon trains. Fort Buford was abandoned in 1895. This site contains an officer-of-the-guard house, a marked cemetery, stone powder magazine, museum exhibits, an original officers
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