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30th anniversary of the restored Custer House

Jul 8, 2019
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

A ceremony was held this weekend at Ft. Lincoln State Park south of Mandan, marking the 30th anniversary of the opening of the restored Custer House.

That’s where 7th Cavalry commander Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his wife stayed after he was assigned to Ft. Abraham Lincoln – and before he was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, near modern-day Hardin, Montana.

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Nobody wants to drive I94 across central North Dakota with me anymore. Every transit calls to my mind the engagements of the Dakota War in 1863, and I can’t help myself, I have to tell whoever is with me about the historic sites we are passing through.