My family stopped here on their way from Williston down to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. This small recreated fort is a really interesting and unique piece of American history - from being owned by John Jacob Astor to the fact that it was a fort that never housed troops or took part in a war. But it's not the recreated buildings that make this place neat - it's the staff. This place is run by the National Park Service, and it must be considered one of the "backwater" type places for the rangers. But I spoke for more than half an hour to one ranger who had been there for 18 years and he made the place come alive in a way that no video or picture or display or wikipedia article could. The treasure, the value of this place is the people who have put their hands to the plow and researched this place and have worked hard to accurately restore this little slice of early American history.
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