Today's route was from
Pierre, SD to Bismarck, ND -- two capitals. We followed the river as
closely as possible crossing to the west side of it at Mobridge, SD and
then on up to Bismarck. First stop was Sitting Bull's grave on a bluff
high above the river across from Mobridge.. The story is that he was
originally buried further north at Fort Yates, ND, stolen and re-buried
here so he would have an eternal view of his beloved river.
Then it was on to Fort Abraham Lincoln near
Mandan, ND. Here a great costumed interpreter took us back to 1876 for an
hour. We went into General Custer's house where she showed us many
original items. She even encouraged Marilyn to try out the piano.
marilyn's photo by connie McClain.