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The mission of the Bismarck Historical Society is to learn, preserve, and promote the history of Bismarck.






Upcoming Programs

"Steamboats in Dakota Territory: A Preview"

Presenter:  Tracy Potter  

Date & Time:  Wednesday, December 14 @ 6:30pm

Location:  Meeting Room A @ the Bismarck Public Library

Tracy Potter, a long-time area historian and former director of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, will present some of the fascinating history of the steamboat era and its impact on North Dakota and Bismarck.  He will concentrate specifically on the Grant Marsh and Far West story, the life of I. P. Baker, a local steamboat owner and businessman, and the roles of steamboats and railroads in the shaping of Bismarck.

The public is invited to this free program.  Refreshments will be served after the presentation.




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