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"The Missouri River is the 'Crown Jewel' of North Dakota. With all of our help, the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation will get this vital and historic replica building built for our community. This stretch of the river, right here in Bismarck, bustled as a commodity exchange hub with steamboat and railroad activity. It included a complex of warehouses, restaurants, railroad labor camps, hotels, saloons, and the growing City of Edwinton, named Bismarck in 1873. With this project and your help, we are going to tell those individual stories."
~John Warford, Bismarck Mayor 2002-2014
Capital Campaign Chair
Since the Missouri River flood of 2011, the Port of Bismarck has been left with an empty lot and a ticket office trailer. It is more than time to do something about that. The Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation feels it a privilege to leverage our 501(c)3 non-profit status to continue to benefit Bismarck-Mandan.
We designed a road map for another heritage reconstruction. The plans for the Missouri River Warehouse Landing were born out of historical research and through conversational input from community leaders, residents, and visitors.
The namesake comes from the historic Northern Pacific Railroad Company’s River Landing Warehouse. Think post and beam milled lumber atop elevated piers along a riverfront wharf. That was a part of Bismarck's historic core, both in Dakota Territorial years and after statehood in 1889. We are ready to rebuild that today.
To inquire further about this project and to get involved, click on the "Learn More" link below. This is a shared heritage and a shared history.