North Dakota Masonic Foundation

North Dakota Masonic Foundation (HM2N9L)

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N 47° 59.141', W 104° 0.263'

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Ft. Buford Historic Site

(The first chartered Masonic Lodge in North Dakota)
Original location of Yellowstone Lodge No. 88 A.F.&A.M. - Est. Jan. 26, 1871 by the officers and soldiers of the 6th and 7th Infantry, and fort civilians through a dispensation from the Grand Lodge of Minnesota

Eureka Prince Hall Buffalo Soldier Lodge No. 135 F.&A.M. originally chartered through the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri at Ft. Apache, AZ. Territory in 1891 & the first such lodge within the former Dakota Territory. The Buffalo Soldier Masons are believed to have met southeast of this location near the river. The riderless horse monument is dedicated to members of Eureka Lodge and all the Buffalo Soldiers stationed here. It is an exact replica of one described by a 9th Cav. veteran who rode it and symbolizes these special soldiers that will never again ride the prairies.
HM NumberHM2N9L
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Date Added Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 574288 N 5315188
Decimal Degrees47.98568333, -104.00438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 59.141', W 104° 0.263'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 59' 8.4599999999999" N, 104° 0' 15.78" W
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