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Thursday, June 17, 2004 - Williston, North Dakota

Williston is the last town on our Lewis and Clark Trail. We started the day by going to the Fort Union Trading Post which was a big Indian fur trading post in the early 1800's - a lot of beaver and buffalo were traded there to the American Fur Trading Company - think John Jacob Astor. Today was the first day of the Fort Union Rendezvous, an annual reenactment.

Fort Union Trading Post

Entering Montana

The Fort Union parking lot was the most western point of our trip - just across the Montana-North Dakota border.

After visiting there we went to to the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. Alas that was our last Lewis and Clark stop (whew!!)

From Williston, we left the Missouri River and headed south through the western Dakotas for a new adventure, which will have its own web log.

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