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Popular Bismarck walking tour back for its 3rd season

Posted on 6/8/2015

The "Capital in Farm Country" historic walking tour of downtown Bismarck will continue for its third season, now hosted by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Tour dates are June 27, July 25 and August 29, all at 1 p.m. Registration for participants is now open.

"Capital in Farm Country" recounts major turning points in North Dakota farm history where they happened. This year the tour ends at the Former Governors Mansion State Historic Site, where participants can chat over complimentary coffee and lemonade. 

"The way downtown Bismarck has grown in recent years reflects the community's passion for its own history and heritage. I think the popularity of ‘Capital in Farm Country' is just part of that passion," according to Robert Hanna, tour organizer.

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 & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Bismarck Historical Society, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Each tour starts at Camp Hancock State Historic Site at 101 E Main Street and will involve about a mile of walking. Participation is free, but an RSVP is required at 701-462-8535.

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