The Prairie

The Prairie (HM2ND3)

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N 47° 59.993', W 104° 2.431'

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Overland travelers usually departed from the back gate, which was located just behind where you are now standing. This was the take-off point to the wilderness, trails and gold fields beyond. The vast prairie lay before them.
In summer, Indian encampments could be seen nearby. Tepees dotted the landscape and smoke curled from cooking fires.
Years after Fort Union ceased operations, the prairie gave way to railroads, hay fields and farming. Today, the native grasses have been restored through a restoration program.
HM NumberHM2ND3
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 571572 N 5316732
Decimal Degrees47.99988333, -104.04051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 59.993', W 104° 2.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 59' 59.58" N, 104° 2' 25.86" W
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