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Fort Pierre Chouteau Site

Fort Pierre, South Dakota
County of Stanley.
National Register Number: 76001756
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: SD-At Large Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 17, 1991):
Perhaps the most significant fur trade/military fort on the western American frontier, Fort Pierre Chouteau was the largest (almost 300' square) and best equipped trading post in the northern Great Plains. Built in 1832 by John Jacob Astor's (1763-1848) American Fur Company as part of its expansion into the Upper Missouri region, the trading activities at the site exemplified the commercial alliance critical to the success of the fur business.

There are no threats at this time. The landmark is in good condition.

A new fence has improved protection of the site along with a new path through it.

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