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Logan County Colorado      TALKING TRAIL

"History Comes to Life on the Talking Trail at Camp Hancock!"


Linda Warfel Slaughter, author and wife of Dr. Benjamin Slaughter, Camp Hancock’s army surgeon, experienced and wrote about pioneering on the prairie as the construction of the Northern Pacific Railway established Bismarck as a city.

Linda Slaughter - Camp Hancock

Beginning in the 1860s, the U.S. Army established infantry posts to protect work crews who were constructing the Northern Pacific Railway, a railroad that stretched from Minnesota to Washington...

Oldest Building in Bismarck - Camp Hancock

Imagine Main Street in your hometown. Picture the storefronts, the passers by, the cars driving up and down the road. It is likely the hub of the city, the center-point from which all activity and opportunity grows.

Main Street of the Northwest - Camp Hancock

United States Army Occupation (August 8, 1872 ‑ April 16, 1894)

Camp Hancock was the location of an infantry post from 1872 to 1877 and a quartermaster depot and signal office from 1877 to 1894. The post was originally named Camp Greeley in 1872 in honor of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Times, liberal candidate for the presidency, and author of the saying "Go west, young man." On October 7, 1873, the post was renamed Camp Hancock after the commander of the Department of Dakota, George Winfield Hancock.

Come explore the rich history and heritage at Camp Hancock in downtown Bismarck, ND!

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