Fort Manuel Lisa (1)

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Fort Manuel Lisa (1) (1809-1813, 1823) - A Fur Trading Fort established in 1809 by Manuel Lisa and Reuben Lewis of the Missouri Fur Company near present day Pick City, Mercer County, North Dakota. Abandoned in 1813. Reoccupied by Major Joshua Pilcher in 1822/1823 as Fort Vanderberg. Also known as Fort Manuel (2), Fort Lisa (1), Fort Mandan (2) and Fort Lewis (7).

Fort Manuel Lisa (1) History

Established by Manuel Lisa and Reuben Lewis of the Missouri Fur Company in 1809.

--TBF--

Abandoned by the Missouri Fur Company in 1813.

Reoccupied by Major Joshua Pilcher in 1822/1823 as Fort Vanderburgh.

Current Status

Site submerged behind Garrison Dam near Pick City, Mercer County, North Dakota.

Some confusion exists over the naming of the forts created by Manuel Lisa and his company, exact locations are unknown for some of them and this has led to further confusion. The forts and their locations are detailed below:

Manuel Lisa's Fur Trading Posts
Primary Name Dates State Location AKA Names
Fort Manuel (1) 1812-1813 South Dakota Under Lake Oahe
  • None
Cedar Island Post 1811-18?? South Dakota Under Lake Francis Case
  • None
Fort Manuel Lisa (1) 1809-1813 North Dakota Under Garrison Dam project
Fort Raymond (1) 1810-1811 Montana
Fort Henry (1) 1810-1811 Montana 3 Forks
Fort Lisa (3) 1805-1809 Nebraska
Fort Henry (2) 1810-1811 Idaho Henry's fork of the Snake River

Location: Site submerged behind Garrison Dam near Pick City, Mercer County, North Dakota. map point is approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 47.5291406 Long: -101.429987

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