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Popular Bismarck walking tour back for one day only

Posted on 6/6/2016

Bismarck, N.D. - The "Capital in Farm Country" historic walking tour of downtown Bismarck, hosted by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, will continue for its fourth season. The event will be held for one day only on Sunday, June 19, at 1 p.m.

"Capital in Farm Country" recounts major turning points in North Dakota farm history where they happened. "This year's tour will be part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act," said tour organizer Robert Hanna. "The Act has played a large role in preserving many of the places we highlight."

Because of the anniversary, the tour also corresponds with the Attic Playroom Grand Opening at the Former Governor's Mansion. When the tour ends at the Mansion, participants will have the perfect opportunity to see this newly-restored feature of Bismarck architecture and enjoy the music, games, story time, and refreshments associated with the event.

Sites highlighted on the tour include the old Northern Pacific Railway Depot, the Patterson Building, meeting points of the Non-Partisan League, "Bloody Fourth Street" and more.

Tour sponsors include the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, the Bismarck Historical Society, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

The tour starts at Camp Hancock State Historic Site at 101 E. Main Street at 1:00 p.m. and will involve about a mile of walking. The tour typically lasts about an hour. Participation is free, and this year no RSVP is required. For more information, call (701) 462-8535.

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