This country school operated near Arena from1906 to 1958. The school barn is from west ofMandan.
Built in 1885 to service the Northern PacificRailroad, our depot is located beside ourrailroad track.
John Yegen, Bismarck's first baker and grocer,began business in a tent. He built this store in1877.
OAL MINE CAMP
Includes a power shovel, mine shaft, scalehouse and the Chapin building from near themining town of Wilton.
FORT CLARK POST OFFICE
Built about 1910 by a lumber company, itserved as a Post Office from 1917 to 1948.
FORT LINCOLN SERVICE STATION
Built in 1932 to service military vehicles. Ft.Lincoln is now United Tribes Technical College.
1ST STATE BANK of McCLUSKY
This 1905 wood-frame building, with embossedtin exterior, was an early McClusky bank.
CAPITAL AVIATION HANGER
Built in the early 1930's it held the first north -south air passenger line in the United States.
GOODRICH BARBER SHOP
This 1908 barbershop was one of the earlyshops in Goodrich, ND.
DRISCOLL BLACKSMITH SHOP
Built around 1919 by Ole Hatle, and laterpurchased by Ole (Lena) Olin. The shopcontains a working forge.
ANDREW MILLER FARM(of St. Anthony) MUSEUM
Built in 1910 as a warehouse for Bismarck Lumber.
"American Four-square", built in 1907 buyJames Foley who is considered a poet laureateof North Dakota.
Claim shack is from one of the earliest claimsnear Tappen. It was built about 1880 by aSwedish immigrant.
Home was built in 1906 near Goodrich. At onetime it housed a family of nine! Built by aGerman family from Russia.
THE LEWIS HOTEL
BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Built in 1914 in Tappen. It contains arestored Ballroom and Bar. Downstairs is a model railroad.
This country church was built in 1916near Coleharbor and contains original furnishings. The cemetery fence isfrom Dunseith.
NEW ENTRANCE BUILDING
NORTHERN PACIFIC CABOOSE
The Shoppe at Buckstop Junction. Vintagesales of items a available during April - December of every year.
Built in 1907 in St. Paul, MN, this 19 footcaboose was lengthened to 24 feet in 1910,as required by the Dinky Caboose law.
CHESAK SEED HOUSE, ICE/WARMING HOUSE, OUTHOUSES, FLANGER, FLAG POLE AND MUCH MORE!Please watch our website, community board & news letters for interesting events and future plans.
Buckstop Junction, located in Bismarck, ND, is an historic town established and designed bythe Missouri Valley Historic Society (MVHS). The town stands on a 20 acre site at the MissouriValley Fairground on east Main Avenue. The society was organized in 1992 to preserve the historyof the Missouri River Valley and the surrounding area.This historic village contains actual buildings dating from 1875 to 1935 moved to this site by theMVHS. The buildings with traceable histories in the area, offer visitors a feel for the atmosphereof the Missouri River Valley during the turn of the century.TOURS: Scheduled or by reservation.VOLUNTEER: We have many opportunities and you are sure to find a way to help that you will enjoy.RENTAL: The Lewis Hotel and the Bethel Church are available to rent for appropriate functions.HARVEST FESTIVAL: Held each year on the third Sunday in August.DONATIONS: MVHS (Buckstop Junction) is a tax exempt 501 (C) 3 organization and your gifts are taxdeductible as allowed by law.
DEVELOPING BUCKSTOP JUNCTION IS AN ADVENTURE!LET'S ENJOY THE PAST IN OUR FUTURE!For more information please call701-250-8575 or 701-223-4838Mailing Address:Buckstop JunctionPO Box 941Bismarck, ND 58502-0941MISSION STATEMENTThis organization shall stimulate, coordinate, conduct and assistin activities relating to the preservation of this area's history.