A Dull Knife


Considerable Trouble at Fort Stevenson.

Sunday last a prairie fire walled in Fort Stevenson and came very near destroying the whole post. The garrison and every other able bodied person, tuned out and fought the flames with desperation. The wind was blowing a gale, but in spite of the elements the fire was beaten back, and the post saved. When the danger was supposed to be over, a flying spark set fire to the old corral. It was quickly burned with six mules, five hundred cords of wood, and all the grain, which was not a great deal.

Bismarck Tribune, 10/9/1878


Posted 10/09/2015