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Jul 17, 2017 - Mandan ND – Colonial Motel and RV Park

Next we found ourselves in Mandan. We were having an issue with the truck and needed to get it into a dealer to have it checked. Roger was seeing a message similar to the one he saw when we were travelling in Alaska a couple of years ago. There was a problem with the DEF system. What it boiled down to was that we were on the verge of being limited to going 4 m.p.h. again. That was not a good situation to be in, I can tell you. Unlike the dealer in Alaska, the one in Mandan got us in right away. This time, it turned out one of the sensors...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 23, 2015 - Fort Abaham Lincoln State Park

I enjoy doing some reading before we leave on one of these adventures that will help me decide where to go and help me appreciate what I see. Prior to this trip I read The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick which was about Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn in southern Montana. From the book I learned he left with his 400 or so Cavalry from the U.S 7th Army Corps from Fort Abraham Lincoln, the fort we visited today on the banks of the Missouri River. It is now a state park. Not only is it important from the point of view of U.S. history, it...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Day 5

North Dakota, where the buffalo roam, at least a small herd at the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown. Watching over the herd is Dakota Thunder, a 26-foot statue billed as the largest buffalo in the world. The creature can be seen by the passing traffic on Interstate 94. We stopped for a closer look. A couple we met from Chicago, but who had grown up in Jamestown, said the local tradition was for the high school graduation class to sneak up at night and paint the statue's balls blue. We left Perham in the morning and entered North Dakota...

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Lay of the land

Jul 1, 2014 - North Dakota History is alive!

I love exploring the United States. My favorite stops have always been State Parks. You are surrounded by nature. I willingly pay the price of no cell phone service or internet for a few days. It does mean that I get behind on my blogging. We stayed a few days in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan, ND. Mandan sits opposite of Bismarck with the Missouri River in between. The sister cities are in two different time zones. We didn't figure that one out until we left the area. It was a really nice park along the Missouri river. They...

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Gulliver's Travels

Aug 16, 2013 - Theodore Roosevelt National Park (South Unit)

A delightful day spent here The Maltese Cross Cabin.See the Maltese Cross Brand Lots of different looks of the Badlands Numerous large Prairie Dog towns 3 herds of Bison 1 herd of Wild Horses and a few away from the herd along the road and as always Birds, Insects, and Flowers

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Aug 12, 2012 - Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, ND

Sunday we drove all back roads to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Both North and South Dakota name the rural roads that run closest and parallel the Missouri 1804 (eastside of river) and 1806 (west side of river) for the years the Corps traversed these sections of the river. 1804 on the outbound and 1806 on the return. We try to take these roads whenever possible especially if there is something of interest along those routes. Some of the them are gravel roads but always well maintained. Today we took 1804 nearly all day. Today we visited...

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Jun 20, 2010 - To Mandan, ND

We are up early and do our driving early. We do not see any cattle drives today but we do see a lot of open country. We count pheasants and look for antelopes. We arrive at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park by 10:30 but it is now 11:30. We are back in the central time zone. The park is not full but it is crowded. It is Fathers Day. The park has three focal points. One, the park is located at the confluence of the Heart and Missouri Rivers. Two, On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village is here with reconstructed earth lodges. The Mandan Indians...

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Sep 15, 2009 - Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

We had a difficult choice to make today. We could either travel 55 miles north to Washburn to visit the North Dakota Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and a reproduction of Fort Mandan OR go 11 miles west to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and learn about a Mandan Indian village, see George Custer's House and Calvary Square, and hear about Lewis and Clark's travels through this area. We opted for the latter. First we stopped at the visitor center and learned that the tour of the On-A-Slant village was about to begin. Our guide, a Sioux...

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Sep 2, 2008 - Custer's Fort Mandan, ND - Indian Powwow, Bismarck, ND

Made it to Mandan/Bismarck ND without any problems. We stopped at Kroll's Diner for lunch and it was something else. It had all the 50's stools, tables and counter. Very interesting for sure. Had good hamburgers too. We went to Ft Abraham Lincoln State Park campground (which had nothing to do with Lincoln) but had a fort there that Custer was dispatched from to go to Little Big Horn. They had rebuilt his 2nd home there and barracks. His first home burned. They could get the blueprints of this home and along with other information was able...

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Fogle's Dream Trip

Aug 29, 2007 - "where the map should fold"

The Missouri River runs through several states, but nowhere does it make it's quiet presence felt more than in North Dakota. Especially in the cities of Mandan and the state capital of Bismarck. The two cities lie right across the river from one another and like Omaha and Council Bluffs farther downstream, these two cities enjoy a special relationship with each other. 45 years ago John Steinbeck wrote of Bismarck and Mandan in his book Travels With Charly; "Someone must have told me about the Missouri River at Bismarck, North Dakota, or I...

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2007 Coast 2 Coast



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