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Aug 2, 2014 - Fort Mandan, ND.

We visited one more Lewis and Clark interpretive center. The same story we have heard many times. This one seemed brief and didn't have a lot of the detail. It may seem that way to us since we have followed the story from the Pacific ocean to this point. Our main interest was to see the Fort Mandan where they spent the winter. Lewis and Clark had no idea how harsh the winter could be since they had never been this far north. They set up camp here with the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians. The villages contained a huge population which made...

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Oct 6, 2011 - Knife River NHS

We have to use the Magellan instead of the computer as the screen gets all messed up in a short time. We head off to Knife River NHS. No more construction but still dozens of large construction, and oil rig trucks. I don’t think anyone in this area drives anything other than trucks or SUV’s. Knife River NHS was the area where five tribes had villages for hundreds of years, 2 Mandan, 2 Hidatsa and 1 Axitara tribes. They would like in earthen mounds during the summer on the ridge and in smaller mounds by the riverside in the winter. This is...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Day Trip To Washburn, ND

We start our day birding at the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge in Coleharbor, ND. That is, we start after breakfast and after figuring out what the time is. East of the Missouri River is Central Time. West of the Missouri River is Mountain Time. This is why John’s phone keeps switching. We solve another mystery. There is on again/off again rain so the slow drive through the Wildlife Refuge works out fine. I take many pictures of waterfowl. John spots pheasant and looks for fish. We see cattle. One mama and calf have crossed over the...

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Jul 10, 2009 - Lewis & Clark Expedition

G - We changed our route upon noticing the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center north of Bismarck, ND on the map. Got there too late to tour it today, so went on to Lake Skakawea State Park for the night. Very beautiful park right on the lake formed by Garrison Dam (hydro electric) on the Missouri River. Stayed in a new section of the park where they had pull-through sites so the trees were sparse but for only one night it was great.

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