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Fort Atkinson

Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
County of Washington.
1 mile east of Fort Calhoun
National Register Number: 66000454
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: NE-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Fort Atkinson State Historic Site.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
Fort Atkinson (1820) is one of the line of forts ("The Permanent Indian Frontier") established to guard the western U.S. frontier and to protect U.S. fur trade from English competition. Headquarters of the Upper Missouri Indian Agency, it was abandoned in 1829; only archeological remains survive.

Condition:
There has been severe site erosion and severe physical deterioration of the landmark. Also, development in area is causing an adverse effect.

Bluff stabilization project completed in a cooperative effort with adjacent landowner. Hike-bike trail completed through southwest portion of parkland. Investigation of parade ground to locate flagpole position is going forward. Roof repairs will be submitted for next fiscal cycle.


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